Upper Myagdi-1 Hydropower Project

Project Detail

Project Name

Upper Myagdi-1 HPP

Installed capacity

53.5 MW

Project Location

Dhaulagiri and Malika Rural Municipalities, Myagdi District, Gandaki Province

Type of Scheme:

Run of River (RoR)

Power Evacuation to:

Dadakhet Substation (1.5 km from Powerhouse)

Salient Features

Gross Head:

196.70 m

Net Rated Head:

181.95 m

Design Discharge

(at 40% PoE): 

33.60 m3/s

Headrace tunnel:

5794 m

Net Annual Energy:

315.01 GWh

Project Overview

Located at a distance of 320 Km North-West of Kathmandu, the Upper Myagdi-1 Hydropower Project (UM-1HPP) with an installed capacity of 53.5 MW is a Run-of-River (ROR) type of project. The project proposed in the Dhaulagiri and Malika Rural Municipalities of Myagdi District, Gandaki Province, Nepal is sited on the Myagdi Khola (River). The headworks is proposed at Khamla, 200m downstream of the confluence of the Myagdi & Mudi Rivers, and the powerhouse is proposed 350m upstream of the confluence of the Marang & Myagdi Rivers. The project lies in between the elevations of 1367.80 m and 1171.5 m above mean sea level.

Project Developed By

Progress Updates

Installation of 33kV Construction Power Line near completion

Construction of employer’s intial camp completed

Construction of army barrack and bunker completed

Geotechnical Investigation Works completed

Updated feasibility study of the project for RoR scheme completed

Access road up to project powerhouse and Headworks completed

Geophysical Investigation Works completed

Generation License obtained

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Hydropower Project Area approval obtained