नेपालको पानी जनताको लगानी, हरेक नेपाली विद्युतको शेयरधनी

Government of Nepal

Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

Janatako Jalavidhyut Karyakram

Janatako Jalavidhyut Karyakram


The company is developing Rasuwagadhi Hydroelectric Project having capacity of 111 MW. It is located in Gosaikunda Rural Municipality of Rasuwa district, Nepal. The project is accessible by the Kathmandu -Trisuli - Somdang road at a distance of 130 km to the north of Kathmandu to reach to Syabrubesi and then around 16 km from Syabrubesi to the project site at Rasuwagadhi. The Company has managed 50:50 debt-equity structure for financing the project.

General Overview

The project is a run-of-river type scheme having the capacity of 111 MW and the annual energy generation is 613.875 GWh with the available gross head of 167.9 m. The design discharge of the project is 80m3/sec in Q40 exceedance of time. The headworks site is located about 400 m downstream from the confluence of Kerung khola and Lende khola which are the Boundary Rivers of Nepal and China (Tibet). The total headrace tunnel length of the project is 4185 m up to the surge tank. Tail water from the powerhouse will be released to main river course through 659.3 m long tailrace tunnel in the downstream of powerhouse site. The project is located on Thuman and Timure of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality, Rasuwa.

Key Features of the Project

Location: Thuman & Timure of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality, Rasuwa district.

Type of Project: Run-of-River (ROR)

Design flow (Q40): 80.00 m3/s

Gross Head: 167.90 m

Headworks: Overflow Diversion Weir with side off intake

Tunnel length and size: 4185.0 m, Dia- 7.0 m, Concrete lined finished

Powerhouse Type and Size: UGPH 76.30m x 15.0 m x 35.0 m

Turbine capacity and type: 3 Nos., 38.50 MW each, Francis, Vertical Axis turbine

Generator capacity and type: 3 Nos., 43.75 MVA each, 3 Phase Synchronous AC

Installed capacity: 111 MW (3 x 38.5 MW)

Annual Energy Generation: 613.875GWh

Dry Months Energy: 84.318 GWh

Wet Months Energy: 529.557 GWh

Transmission line length/ voltage: 10.0 km / 132 kV (Double Circuit)