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Kabeli-A Hydroelectric Project (KAHEP) is a peaking run of the river project located in Panchthar and Taplejung districts. Kabeli Energy Limited (KEL) has taken on KAHEP from the GoN as per the Project Development Agreement (PDA). The main construction work of the project began on March 23, 2017. KEL has constructed 24 km access road to connect the project sites to the Mechi Highway. All required lands for project development have been acquired, contractor’s camp facilities have been completed, and an access tunnel and a 1 km headrace tunnel out of 4.5 km have been excavated and prepared for the dam and pen-stocks construction. All physical work was halted due to the discontinuation of the World Bank loan. The project development has now resumed with the equity fund, while the debt is being financed through local banks. The cabinet has approved the amendment of PPA on RoR basis, and the PPA with NEA has been amended accordingly. The project report has been updated and approved by the government agencies.

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Fact Sheet

Project Location

Head Work site - Panchthar district, Hilihang Rural Municipality - 1, Dhuseni
Power House site - Panchthar district, Hilihang Rural Municipality - 2, Pinasi

Project Type

Daily peaking Run-of River

Installed Capacity

37.6 MW

Annual energy generation

218 GWh

Design discharge

37.73 Cumec at Q40

Gross Head

116.8 m

Head Race Tunnel

4327 m

Power Evacuation

Inter-connection at Kabeli powerhouse to Kabeli corridor 132 kV transmission line constructed by NEA.

Access to site

Powerhouse site is 16 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 airplane service.


Contact Details

Kabeli Energy Limited 
BPC Complex 
Ganga Devi Marg – 313, Buddhanagar, Kathmandu 
Tel: +977-1-4795735, 
Fax: +977-1-4790994 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.kel.com.np