Mathillo (Upper) Chameliya Project (40 MW)

 Mathillo Chameliya Jalvidhut Aayojana( Upper Chameliya hydropower project ) 40 MW is a run-off-the-river (ROR) type of project. The project site is located at Apihimal and Marma Gaunpalika of Darchula district on Chameliya River which is a tributary of Mahakali River. Installed capacity of project is 40 MW with available gross head of 204.80 m and design discharge of 23.47 m3/s with probability of flow exceedence of 42%. The project consists of a diversion weir across Chameliya river, desanding basin, headrace pipe, surge tank, penstock pipe, powerhouse, tailrace canal, switchyard and transmission line. The energy generated from the project will be connected to the NEA’s Balanch Substation which is 16 KM far from purposed powerhouse by 132 KV Voltage level transmission line which is already in operation. Estimated construction period is 4 years. Also, IRR of the project is 21.3% and Payback Period is 6 years.

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