The Theule Khola Hydropower Project in Baglung district has started its test production.
The 1.5 megawatts project will be connected to the national grid within two weeks after power production starts, said the project chairperson and engineer Surya Prasad Adhikari.
“We are ready from every point for linking the project to the national grid,” Adhikari said, adding that commercial production would begin after 15 days of the test production.
The project cost is Rs 345 million, and the power generated from the project will make up around 40 per cent of electricity demand for the district, according to Adhikari.
The completion target of the project was two years ago, but the earthquake of April, 2015 and other reasons delayed the project.