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Lower Indrawati hydropower project

NHPC has acquired the license for the Lower Indrawati Project (4.5MW) in Ashwin of 2078. Since then the company has undertaken the study of the project. The site survey, feasibility study has completed and proceeded with the environment study for the project. Power Purchase Agreement has also been applied which is a downstream cascade of the Indrawati-III project.

Salient Features:

Project Location

Melamchi Municipality ,Sindhupalchowk

Access to Site

Kathmandu to Melamchi -43.7km via Sankhu,53.3km via Banepa

Melamchi to Headworks -4km via Melamchi-Bhotang Road

Project Type

Run-of-River (Cascade)

Installed Capacity


Annual energy generation


Design discharge


Gross Head


Headrace tunnel


Power Evacuation

66kV PI connection (loop in loop out )to existing 66kV line of Indrawati-III HEP

Phase of Project