Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Company Limited

Chakrapath Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

[email protected]

+977-01-4371744 ,01-4371794


Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Company Limited


Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Company Limited (RGHPCL) is a subsidiary of Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHPCL) and was incorporated in August 2011 as a public limited company. It has planned to develop a new project - Rasuwagadhi Hydroelectric Project (RGHEP) having capacity of 111MW in Rasuwa district of Central Development Region.

The cost of the project is estimated to be NRs. 13,684.20 million excluding financial cost. A 50:50 debt-equity structure will be employed for financing this project.

The company will manage the debt requirement of the project from the Employer's Provident Fund (EPF) for which tri-partite loan arrangement has been signed between EPF, CHCPL and RGHPCL on 2068/08/22. The equity investment will be made through 51% promoter share and 49% public share. Chilime has 33% shareholding in RGHCL. The promoter share will be raised first then after public share.


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Key Features of the Project

Type of Project: Run-of-River (ROR)
Design Discharge: 80.00 m3/sec
Gross Head: 167.90 m
Headworks: Diversion Weir with Undersluice and Side off lake Intake
Desander type and size: Underground, 3–Chamber of size125m x15m x12m
Tunnel Length & Size: 4203m, Circular section of dia, 6m
Powerhouse: Underground Type
Turbine Type, Orientation & No.: Francis, Vertical Axis & 3 Nos.
Unit Capacity: 38.50 MW
Generator Unit Capacity & Nos.: 3 phase Synchronous AC, 3 x 43.75 MVA
Installed Capacity: 111 MW
Annual Salable Energy: 613.875 GWh
Dry Energy: 84.318 GWh
Wet Energy: 529.557 GWh
Transmission Line Length/ Voltage: 10 km,132 kV Double Circuit up to Chilime Hub


Status of the Project

- Detailed project report of the project has been completed.

- Construction of Test Adit tunnel to investigate the geological condition of the underground powerhouse is in progress

- The EIA report has been approved from the Ministry of Environment.

- Land acquisition process is in progress to acquire land required for this project.

- PPA has been signed with NEA on November 14, 2011.

- The tri-partite loan agreement for the construction of project has been signed on 8 December, 2011 between RGHPCL, CHCPL and EPF.

- RGHPCL has planned to start the construction of RGHEP by January 2013 and targeted to complete the project by the end of December 2016.

- Request for proposal (RFP) for the selection of Consultant is in progress.

- Pre-qualification and tender document preparation is going simultaneously to construct RGHEP in EPC model.

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