Baglung, Sept 10: A detailed feasibility study of 13 new micro hydropower projects to be constructed in seven districts of the western region has been carried out.
Preparation was underway to construct the projects in Baglung, Parbat, Myagdi, Mustang, Palpa, Gulmi and Kaski districts. The projects are to be constructed under the National Renewable Energy Programme of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC).
According to the Regional Service Centre of Dhaulagiri Community Resource Development Centre (DCRDC), Baglung, the hydel projects are to be constructed with the grant assistance of the AEPC, investment of respective District Development Committees, VDCs and locals.
Feasibility study of the 165 KW-Daramkhola III, the 33 KW-Neupane Deurali, the 69 KW-Bhimghatkhola, the 360 KW-Tamankhola in Baglung district and the 15.3 KW-Lungdikhola in Parbat district was carried out.
Similarly, detailed feasibility study of the 30 KW-Dhostekhorkhola in Myagdi district, the 500 KW-Chhoserkhola in Mustang, the 14 KW-Nistikhola I and the 10.05 KW-Nistikhola II in Gulmi district was completed.
Likewise, feasibility study of the 12 KW-Kundarkhola and the 26 KW-Baudikhola in Palpa district, and the 63.1 KW-Modikhola in Kaski district was also carried out.
A total of 1,272.19 KW electricity would be generated from all these projects which would directly benefit 3,254 households.
DCRDC Chairman Ishworlal Rajbhandari said that the DCRDC had carried out the feasibility study of the projects with a target to generate 2,500 KW electricity within the next three years.
As part the new projects, construction works of 11 hydel projects were underway with the objective of producing 356 KW power within the current fiscal year.
Source : The Rising Nepal