Radhi Hydro starts power generation


    Radhi Small Hydropower Project situated in Ghermu VDC of Lamjung district started commercial power generation. Presently 1.5 MW power generated by the project has been connected to the national grid. Project has an installed capacity of 4.4 MW which generated 25.02 GWh of energy annually. Radhi Khola is one of the tributaries of Marsyandi River which itself is tributary of Gandaki River, one among the three river basin of Nepal.  The total road distance from Kathmandu to project site is about 200km.


    The generation license of this project was obtained on Baishakh 28, 2068. The financial closure for the project was completed in September 2011 with a consortium of five banks comprising Bank of Kathmandu (Consortium Lead), Kumari Bank Limited, Sanima Bank Limited, Janata Bank Nepal Limited and Global Bank Limited. Radhi Bidyut Company Limited, which has the development rights of this project, is a subsidiary of CEDB Hydro Fund Limited.

    The main features of Radhi Small Hydropower Station are:
    Installed Capacity        :    4.4 MW
    Design Flow            :    870 l/s
    Gross Head            :    616 meters
    Total Energy            :    26.267 GWh
    Dry Season            :    5.09 GWh
    Wet Season            :    21.17 GWh

    Source : NEF and CEDB Website