Nepal’s Proposed project UPSC NOTE


  • Nepal has several proposed projects for power generation, each aiming to tap into the country's immense hydropower potential estimated at over 83 GW. 

Here are two noteworthy ones:

1. Upper Karnali Hydropower Project:

  • Location: Mugu District, West Nepal

  • Capacity: 900 MW

  • This run-of-the-river project on the Karnali River is Nepal's largest proposed hydropower project

  • It involves constructing a 180 m tall concrete dam, a 13.2 km headrace tunnel, and a powerhouse. 

  • The project is expected to generate over 5.3 billion kWh of electricity annually, significantly boosting Nepal's power generation capacity and potentially allowing for electricity export.

  • Arun IV Hydropower Project:

  • Location: Sankhuwasabha and Bhojpur Districts, East Nepal

  • Capacity: 630 MW

  • This project utilizes the Arun River's flow and involves building a 170 m tall concrete dam.

  • A 12.1 km headrace tunnel, and a powerhouse. 

  • Upon completion, it's expected to generate over 4.4 billion kWh of electricity annually. 



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Nepal’s Proposed project UPSC NOTE
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