BANEPA, May 25: Around half a dozen micro-hydro power projects in Kavrepalanchowk district have shut down following the massive earthquake which struck half of Nepal on April 25 leaving a trail of devastation.
The micro hydro power projects ranging from 15 to 20 kilowatts based at Falametar, Foksingtar, Milche and Majhifeda VDCs lying north of the Mahabharata hill range of the district were pulverized by the earthquake, said Anjit Gautam, Chief of Environment, Energy and Climate Change Department at District Development Committee, Kavre.
The micro hydro power projects combined had been producing 60 kilowatts of power. Gautam said another 20 micro hydro project installations have suffered wide cracks, damaged canals and collapsed pillars in other VDCs. At least 600 households have been impacted after the hydro projects shut down.
The micro hydro projects produce 700 kilowatt of energy in the rural parts of Kavrepalanchowk district. There are a total of 30 micro hydro power plants in various VDCs of the district. RSS
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