Chilime Hydropower Plant


General Information

The Chilime Hydropower Plant is a peaking run off river type plant constructed and owned by Chilime Hydropower Company Limited. It is located at 133 km north of Kathmandu at the right bank of Bhotekoshi River in Rasuwa District. The plant with the installed capacity of 22.1 MW is delivering power to the National Grid through a 38 km long 66 kV single circuit transmission line at Trisuli Power House Switchyard at Trishuli, Nuwakot. 

The electricity generated from the power plant is purchased by NEA at the powerhouse and evacuated as per the PPA made on June 25, 1997 and its first amendment made dated December 10, 2007. The annual deemed energy salable to NEA is 132.918 GWh, excluding penalty-free outage of 720 MWh (36hours) annually.

The plant has started its commercial generation from 00:00 hours of 8th Bhadra 2060 (24th August 2003). During nine years of its operation, the plant has been operating successfully.


Generation Statistics

Generation statistics of the Plant

Fiscal Year Deemed Generation (MWh) Transmitted Metered Energy(MWh) Chargeable Energy (MWh)
2060/061 115198 113810 109142
2061/062 132758 131568 124484
2062/063 133225 139669 136322
2063/064 132796 144583 139651
2064/065 132068 141176 138400
2065/066 132769 144501 142138
2066/067 133239 148132 141565
2067/068 132795 150110 142865
2068/069      
2069/070      
2070/071      

 

Description FY 2060/061 FY 2061/062 FY 2062/063 FY 2063/064 FY 2064/065 FY 2065/066 FY 2066/067 FY 2067/068
Deemed Generation (MWh) 115,198 132,758 133,225 132,796 132,068 132,769 133,239 132,795
Transmitted Metered Energy(MWh) 113,810 131,568 139,669 144,583 141,176 144,501 148,132 150,110
Chargeable Energy (MWh) 109,142 124,484 136,322 139,651 138,400 142,138 141,565 142,865