The untold benefits from under construction "Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project 456 MW" in Nepalese Hydropower Sector
The main backbone of sustainable energy resource of Nepal is going to be Hydropower in near future which is also mentioned in Energy Sector Vision 2050. Till date, the total installed capacity (On-Grid and Off-grid) of Hydropower is just approximately around 1050 MW which is 2.5% of economically feasible Hydropower capacity (42,000 MW at Q40). According to Energy Vision 2050, Nepal need to install 4100 MW, 11,500 MW and 31,000 MW by 2020, 2030 and 2050 respectively to meet the objectives of UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). The electricity consumption per capita will achieve 265 kWh, 630 kWh and 1500 kWh by 2020, 2030 and 2050. According to Department of Electricity Development (DoED), 192 Hydropower Projects with issued generation license of total 7274 MW (updated on December 24, 2018) are in different phase of construction. One of these Hydropower is Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) with installed capacity of 456 MW which has been declared as National Pride Project by the Government of Nepal.
Posted March 14, 2019 at 3:45 AM