DHADING, July 30:
Ankhu Khola I hydropower project situated in northern part of Dhading district started commercial power generation from Monday.
Power generated by the 8.4-megawatt project has been connected to the national grid. The project, situated in Salyankot and Marpak Village Development Committees, has been developed by Ankhu Khola Jalbidhyut Company Limited.
According to a press statement issued by the company, the project is currently generating 9.2 MW, 10 percent more than its installed capacity.
Construction of the project started in November, 2009. It had started test generation a fortnight ago.
The project has also built a 13-km transmission line to link power generated by it to the substation of Nepal Electricity Authority located in Dhadingbeshi, according to Bishwo Nath Kandel, executive director of the project.
The project will distribute 2 MW of electricity generate by it to the local consumers. It has a total of 205 shareholders, including 51 from Dhading district.
According to the statement, the project also built 7-km access road to the project site.
The company plans to develop another hydropower project of 9 MW capacity on the same river.
Source : Republica