Kathmandu, Aug. 28: Seven hydel projects have applied at the Department of Electricity Development demanding production license during the past five months since April.
The projects which completed survey and are to start construction process, demanded the license as per the provision of final approval.
The total capacity of the said projects is 230 mw. The largest of them is 140 mw Lower Manang Marsyangdi to be developed by Butwal Power, among them.
The site is Manang district and it is the largest to be built by Butwal Power so far.
Others are Sanjen 78 mw by Sala Sungi Power, which is below the Upper Sanjen being developed by Chilime Power Project. It is another important project in Rasuwa. Chilime is now developing Rasuwagadhi, Sanjen, and Upper Sanjen.
Likewise, others demanding license are 4.7 mw Piluwa Khola, 1.25 mw Thamekhola, 1.5 mw Theuli Khola, 3.5 mw Seti Khola and Madhya Tara Khola.
Some 83 projects have demanded licenses for production so far, said Information Officer of the Department Gokarnaraj Pantha.
The Department has so far provided licenses for 90 projects for 2, 455 mw.
Most projects have already done PPA at Rs. 8.80 per unit in winter and Rs. 4.40 per unit in summer.
Although licenses taken, some projects have not started works, and the Department has urged them to start immediately.
Source : The Rising Nepal / DoED