Upper Karnali Hydropower Project

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Upper Karnali Hydropower Project
Upper Karnali Hydropower Project is located in Nepal
Upper Karnali Hydropower Project
Location of Upper Karnali Hydropower Project in Nepal
Official name Upper Karnali Hydropower Project
Location Nepal
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Status Proposed
Construction began 2016 est.
Opening date 2021 est.
Owner(s) Nepal Electricity Authority
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Karnali River
Height 64 m (210 ft)
Length 207 m (679 ft)
Power station
Name Upper Karnali Hydropower Station
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Commission date 2021
Type Run-of-the-river
Hydraulic head 159.26 m (522.5 ft)
Turbines 8 x 112.5 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 900 MW

The Upper Karnali Hydropower Project, when complete, will be the largest hydroelectric power station in Nepal with capacity of 900MW. However Nepal will only receive 12% of produced energy rest going to India. Water from the Karnali River will be used to generate electricity through the run-of-the-river method. This project is currently in the final proposal stages and is expected to be operational in 2021.[1][2][3]

References

  1. http://www.ekantipur.com/2014/09/18/top-story/upper-karnali-hydro-project-ibn-board-okays-pda/395218.html
  2. "GMR announces finalisation of PDA on Upper Karnali Hydro Power Project". The Hindu. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Upper Karnali Hydro Electric Project" (PDF). United Nations CDM. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>