Lower Jogmai Khola Hydropower Project

Project Brief

Lower Jogmai Khola Hydropower Project is a simple Run-of-River type hydropower project located in Ilam District of eastern Nepal. The project lies at the end reach of Jogmai River within close proximity of Mai Beni Hydropower Project, where the river meets the Mai river. The Installed Capacity of the project is 6.2 MW. The project is easily accessible through a 3 km road from Mechi highway at Silpur which has been upgraded by the project. The project is in operation since Nov 1, 2021.

Salient Features

  • Installed capacity: 6.2 MW
  • Project Location: Maijogmai Rural Municipality, Suryodaya Municipality and Ilam Municipality, Ilam district, Province-1
  • Type of Scheme: Run of River (RoR)
  • Gross Head: 133.1 m
  • Net Rated Head: 123.49 m
  • Design Discharge: 5.78 m3/s
  • Net Annual Energy: 35.92 GWh
  • Headrace pipe: 3006.7 m
  • Power Evacuation to: Godak Substation (4 km from Powerhouse)

Progress Updates 

  • Updated Feasibility Study completed
  • Design review completed by International Consultant Integral S.A.
  • Detail Engineering Design completed
  • Financial Closure concluded with NMB Bank Ltd. as a lead bank and Nepal SBI Bank Ltd. as member bank
  • Overall Civil, Hydromechanical and Electromechanical Works completed
  • Testing and Commissioning completed
  • Commercial Operations started from Nov 1, 2021 (Kartik 15, 2078)
Last updated: 16 July 2023

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