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Lower Erkhuwa Hydropower’s IPO Proposal Under SEBON Review for Rs. 28.05 Crores

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) proposal of Lower Erkhuwa Hydropower Company Ltd. is currently under review by SEBON (Securities Board of Nepal). The company has submitted a proposal to issue a total of 2,805,750 shares, aiming to raise Rs. 28.05 crores. The application for the IPO was submitted on Falgun 11, 2080.

Muktinath Capital Limited has been appointed as the issue manager for the public offering, overseeing the regulatory and procedural aspects of the IPO process. In terms of credit assessment, ICRA Nepal has assigned an issuer rating of [ICRANP-IR] BB- (pronounced ICRA NP Issuer Rating double B minus) to Lower Erkhuwa Hydropower Company Limited. This rating indicates a moderate risk of default concerning the timely servicing of financial obligations.

Lower Erkhuwa Hydropower Company Limited, established on February 10, 2008, is actively engaged in the development of the Lower Erkhuwa Khola Hydropower Project. This venture, with a capacity of 13.04 MW, is located in Bhojpur district, Province No. 1 of Nepal. The project follows a run-of-the-river (R-o-R) type design and is currently in development at a 40% probability of exceedance (Q40). The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for this initiative features a unique approach, incorporating a six-month dry energy period and a six-month wet energy period, with a dry energy mix comprising approximately 30%.

The inclusion of Lower Erkhuwa Hydropower Company Ltd.’s IPO in SEBON’s pipeline signifies the company’s move toward accessing the capital market for funding its ongoing projects and future endeavors.


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