This year’s monsoon-induced calamity has harmed eight different hydroelectricity installations.
According to a report undertaken by the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation’s Department of Electricity, these projects were harmed by floods and landslides.
The damaged projects have a combined capacity of 208 megawatts. The 12-megawatt Dordi-1 Hydroelectricity Project in Lamjung was damaged on June 14 and 15 by floods and landslides in the Dordi River. Another hydropower project, with a capacity of 27 megawatts, being developed by Himalayan Power Partner Ltd was also harmed.
The 25-megawatt Upper Dordi and the 54-megawatt Super Dordi ‘Kha’ were also damaged, according to the department. According to the analysis, all four projects being constructed in the Dordi River corridor have been harmed.
Similarly, the 15.33-megawatt Kalanga Khola Hydropower Project has been damaged by the flood. On June 14 and 15, this project was harmed by floods and landslides. The 24-megawatt Madame Khola Project, the 7.27-megawatt Yamling Khola Project, and the 44-megawatt Super Madi Project were all affected by the flood and landslide. The project’s construction materials and equipment were carried away by the flood. The floodwaters flooded the project’s powerplant, causing damage.
The Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal (IPAN) has requested that the government compensate projects that have been harmed by the flood and landslide.