Moser Baer, in line with its philosophy of sustainable hydro power development, has taken up projects in Nepal which are at different stages of development.
Nepal’s vast water resources have been appropriately termed by
experts as nature’s bounteous gift to the country. In fact, the
perennial nature of Nepali rivers and the steep gradient of the
country’s topography provide ideal conditions for the development of
world’s largest hydroelectric projects in the country.
As per the current estimates, Nepal has a theoretical potential of
83,000 MW of hydropower, out of which 42,000 MW is economically
feasible. Presently, Nepal has developed only approximately 700 MW
of hydropower. Therefore, more than 98% of feasible generation has
not been realized yet. Besides, the multipurpose, secondary and
tertiary benefits have not been realized from the development of its
Most of the power plants in Nepal are run-of-river type with energy
available in excess of the in-country demand during the monsoon
season and deficit during the dry season. This imbalance augurs very
well with the energy consumption pattern in Northern India. With the
development of storage projects and regional transmission links, not
only would there be a symbiotic exchange of power between India and
Nepal but also emergence of a larger SAARC cooperation.
Bheri-3 Hydro Electric Project
Project Capacity - 480 MW
The project is located in the Surkhet district of Nepal and lies
in the far western part of the country. The dam site is located
close to the village of Alsurma. It is adjacent to the road and the
power house is two kms from Chinchu – Jajarkot road.
The project is a storage scheme that would utilize the
available discharge of the Bheri river. It envisages construction of
a 132 m high dam from river bed with FRL at 610.0 m and an intake on
the right bank of the river. Two 900 m long head race tunnels
conduct water to a surface power house with six Francis turbine
units utilizing a design discharge of 61.38 cumecs per unit to
generate 2363.85 MUs energy.
|Surface power house location on right bank of Bheri River
|| Bheri River near dam axis
Lower Bheri Hydro Project
Project Capacity - 60 MW
A run-of-the-river scheme on Bheri River in Dolpa district in western development region in Nepal. Water is diverted from the river using a Ogee weir. All project components will be located along the left bank of Bheri River. A 6 km long head race tunnel conducts water to a surface power house with two Pelton turbine units working on a unit design discharge of 20.9 cumecs to generate 341.22 GWh of energy.