About Project

The company has aimed to develop Rasuwagadhi Hydroelectric Project having capacity of 111 MW. It is located in Rasuwa district, Bagmati Zone of Central Development Region. 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. A 50:50 debt-equity structure will be employed for financing this project.

General Overview
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 4196 m up to the surge tank. Tail water from the powerhouse will be released to main river course through 598.55 m long tailrace tunnel in the downstream of powerhouse site. The Headwork site of the project is located on the Thuman and Timure VDC at Rasuwagadhi, whereas all other project components lie in Thuman VDC. The project is basically 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.

Key Features of the Project

Location Thuman & Timure V.D.C. of 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 4196.0 m x 6.0m (w) x 6.0 m (h): Concrete lined finished
Powerhouse Type and Size UGPH 76.30m x 15.0 m x 35.5 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)

• PPA has been signed with NEA on November 14, 2011.
• Debt. Portion of the project will be fully financed by EPF for which the tri-partite loan agreement has been signed on 8 December, 2011 between RGHPCL, CHPCL and EPF.
• Selection of the Consultant has been made and contract has been signed on 3rd December, 2012.
• Pre-qualification for the civil and hydro-mechanical works in EPC model to construct RGHEP has been completed and Bid document has been issued to the pre-qualified bidders.
• Surface geological investigation, ERT works including drilling in headrace tunnel and tailrace tunnel has been carried out to determine the geological condition in the key structure locations.
• Generation license has been obtained from DoED on Dec 6, 2012.
• Certificate of Registration in Industry was obtained on July 3, 2012.
• Grid connection agreement with NEA has been completed.
• The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report has been approved from the Ministry of Environment.
• Detail survey of double circuit 132 kV transmission line has been completed and design is under process.
• Private land acquisition has been completed.
• 125m out of 260m test adit tunnel at powerhouse site has been constructed.
• Construction of 11 kV construction power line from Chilime hub to the project site has been completed.
• Contract for the construction of Camp Facilities has been awarded and construction works has been started.
• IEE for 10 km long Transmission Line is under progress.