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BPC received a 5 MW survey license of Chino Khola on 2071/11/04 (16 Feb, 2015). The feasibility study of the project has been completed and the project capacity has been optimized at 7.9 MW at Q40. EIA study has been carried out and approved from Ministry of Forest and Environment. Industry registration at Department of Industry has been completed and PPA process is ongoing with NEA. This project will be developed for construction of Marsyangdi Cascade Projects and then the energy will be sold to NEA through a PPA.
Chino Khola Hydropower Project

Fact Sheet


Tachai Village, Nasang Rural Municipality, Manang district

Project Type


Installed Capacity

7.9 MW

Annual Energy Generation

43.99 GWh

Design Discharge

1.07 m3/se

Gross Head

902 m

Waterway length

2845m, 412 m tunnel and remaining penstock pipe

Power Evacuation

Construction power for Marsyangdi Cascade Projects for first few years and latter will be interconnected to Manang hub (about 3 km) from the powerhouse

Access to site

Ropeway upto headworks, Powerhouse needs a bridge over marsyangdi river.