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BPC has received a survey license of 160 MW Mugu Karnali Hydropower Project (MKHPP) in 2074. The project license boundary lies in Soru Rural Municipality of Mugu District and Adanchuli Rural Municipality of Humla District of Karnali Pradesh. Feasibility study and EIA is being carried out. Prefeasibility study of the MKHPP identified various alternatives and the best option of those is with the capacity of 141 MW at 40% PoE.

The nearest road head to this project is a gravel road from Gamgadhi, Mugu, Nepal. Presently, the project area can be accessed by foot-trails and mule tracks. As of right now, motorable road is being constructed along left bank of Mugu Karnali River, which can be used as access road in the future. Gamgadhi, Mugu can be accessed by motorable gravel road of 316 km from Birendranagar, Surkhet.

Fact Sheet

Project Location Soru Rural Municipality of Mugu District and Adanchuli Rural Municipality of Humla District, Karnali Pradesh, Nepal
Project Type Peaking Run-of River
Installed Capacity 141 MW
Annual Energy Generation 822 GWh
Design Discharge 93 m3 /s at at 40% PoE
Gross Head 180 m
Head Race Tunnel 6.2 km
Power Evacuation Proposed Mugu-Karnali Hub