KATHMANDU: The 19.8-MW Upper Solu Hydropower Project in Solukhumbu district is going to commence generating electricity within November.
Beni Hydropower Company, the developer of the project, said the power to be generated from the project will be linked with the national grid through Tinla substation of Solu Corridor Transmission Line, by mid-December. According to Saman Manandhar, head of the project, all the civil, hydromechanical, and electromechanical works of the project have been completed.
“We are performing final preparation to generate power,” said Manandhar. “Since the final phase of work is going on, several tests are also being carried out with double checking of structures, filling water, examining the functions equipment and among others.”
The date of the power generation was pushed back due to
various reasons including the effects of the flood on the project’s vital structures and COVID-19. The electricity produced by this project will be connected to the national transmission line through the Tinla substation of the Salu Corridor transmission line.
“The necessary transmission line construction work from the powerhouse to the substation of the project has been completed,” added Manandhar. A total of 41 towers have been built along the 12-km transmission line between the powerhouse to the substation.