Kabeli ‘A’ Hydro Electric Project (KAHEP) is located in the border of Panchthar and Taplejung districts in Eastern Development Region. All the project structures are situated in Amarpur VDC of Panchthar District. Kabeli Energy Limited (KEL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is established to develop the project by Butwal Power Company Limited (BPC) along with Gurans Energy Limited.
The Government of Nepal has awarded the project to KEL under Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model with 35 years of generation license. Project Development Agreement (PDA) to this effect was signed on January 31, 2010 & its amendment was signed in 2013.
40% of the Project cost is to be financed by the World Bank and disbursement to be made to KEL through International Finance Corporation (IFC) to provide remaining debt finance and 20% will be invested by the promoters as equity.
Subsequent to PPA in 2010, survey license was awarded to KEL to update feasibility study and carry out IEE, ESIA. Accordingly, updating of feasibility study and IEE was carried out and got approval from GoN. The documents were reviewed by panel of experts and International Consultants. As per the PDA and Its amendment, connection agreement and PPA have been signed in 2015. Contracts for civil and hydro-mechanical works have been signed and for EM is in final stage of signing. Loan agreement with IFC signed in 2015, and on lending agreement of IDA/WB loan is in processing of signing with HIDCL.
|Project Location||Head Work site - Panchthar district, Amarpur VDC-5, Dhuseni
Power House site - Panchthar district, Amarpur VDC-9, Pinasi
|Project Type||Daily peaking Run-of River|
|Installed Capacity||37.6 MW with Q40|
|Annual energy generation||205 GWh|
|Design discharge||37.73 Cumec|
|Gross Head||118 m|
|Head Race Tunnel||4327 m, Inverted D-shaped|
|Power Evacuation||Inter-connection at Kabeli Power House to Kabeli Corridor 132 kV transmission line under construction by NEA|
|Access to site||Power house site is 12 km away from Mechi Highway which is about 45 km away from Phidim (District HQ). Headwork site is at about 7.5 km away from Mechi Highway which is about 55 km away from Phidim (District HQ)
Kakadbhitta is the nearest border town to India and Bhadrapur is the nearest town for Aeroplane service.
Kabeli Energy Limited
Ganga Devi Marg – 313, Buddhanagar, Kathmandu