Marsyangdi Hydropower

Nepal Electricity Authority owned Marsyangdi Hydropower Station is located at Aanbukhaireni, Tanahu with installed capacity of 69 MW and annual design generation of 462.5 GWh. It was commissioned in 1989 AD with the assistance from IDA, KFW, KFED, SFD, ADB and GON at a cost of USD 22 million.

lower Marsyangdi

Salient Features

Type : Peak- run- of- the- river
Rated net head : 90.5 meter
Rated Turbine Discharge : 30.5 m3/s
Head race tunnel : 7199m, 6.4m dia., concrete lined
Pressure Shaft : 75m long, 5m dia., steel lined
Surge Tank : 20.5m dia., 56m high concrete throttle shaft
Installed Capacity : 69 MW
Turbine Generator Set : 3 sets
Type of Turbine : Francis
Rated Output : 26 MW x 3
Rated Speed : 300 rpm
Type of Generator : Vertical shaft synchronous
Capacity : 30 MVA
Voltage Ratio : 11/132 KV
Power Transformer : 11/132 KV single phase, 3x 10 kva, 9 Nos.
Designed Average Annual Generation : 462.5 GWh
Catchment Area : 3850 sq. km
Average Annual Discharge : 210 m3/s
Civil Construction Started : February, 1886
Commercial Operation Started : 5 November, 1989
Construction Cost : 221.57 million USD
Financed By : GON, IDA, KFW, SFD and ADB