Major works of this project have already been constructed.Of the power tunnel expected to be
3 km,about 2 km has already been excavated. Likewise siphons and river crossings have also been
constructed.The remaining works consist of construction the remaining parts of the tunnel,
construction of the fore bay and powerhouse,and installation of the generating equipment.
The license for this Project was owned by Sunkosi Hydropower Company Ltd.a subsidiary of NHPC.
However, the government has cancelled the license of this Project citing delays in construction.
Presently NHPC is in the process of obtaining the license and starting the development of
The Lower Indrawati hydropower is designed to be built as a cascade of the Indrawati III
Hydropower Project(owned by NHPC). The project is expected to generate 4.5 MW of power and
30 GWh of energy annually.The power generated by this project will be connected to the
national grid at the substation of the Indrawati-III Project, which wconnects the power
house to the Panchkhal Substation through a 66 kV line owned by the Indrawati-III Project.
Main features of Project
Type of Project : Cascade-Run-of River
Gross Head : 47 m
Design Discharge : 14 m3/sec
Installed Capacity : 4500 kW
Annual Energy generation : 30 GWh
Power evacuation : 4 km to Indrwati-III substation, 66 kV
Significant amount of works completed
Familiarity with local issues
Transmission and access ready (including power wheeling arrangement)