Nepal Purbadhar

आइतवार, बैशाख २, २०८१
Sunday, April 14, 2024

आइतवार, बैशाख २, २०८१
Sunday, April 14, 2024

Upper Solu power to be connected to transmission line from Friday

KATHMANDU: The 19.8 MW Upper Solu hydropower project constructed in the Solu River in Solukhumbu is starting generating electricity on Friday.

Ganesh Karki, promotor of Beni Hydropower Company, the developer company, all the civil, hydromechanical, and electromechanical construction works and various stages of internal testing have been completed. Karki said the technical team of the Nepal Electricity Authority will conduct generation testing and connect it to the power transmission line.

“We have completed the testing of all the structures of our project, and now it has reached the stage of generating electricity. We are making final preparations to start electricity generation on Friday,” he told the nepalinfrastructure.com.

The electricity produced by the project will be connected to the national transmission line through the Tinla substation of the 132 kV Solu Corridor transmission line. The promoter company has built the transmission from the power house to the substation of the project.

At least 41 towers have been constructed along the 12 km transmission line route from the power station to the substation. Earlier, it was scheduled to start generating electricity from this project in mid-November 2022.

Previously, it was planned to begin generating electricity in mid-October. The floods in August and September that damaged tunnel and other structures, forced the project to spend time for maintenance and suffer delay in project activities.

The power generation schedule of the project was shifted time and time again due to various reasons, including transmission line problems created by the COVID-19 epidemic and monsoon floods, among other things.

Solu Dudhkoshi, of 86 MW, and Solu River, of 23.5 MW, completed earlier in the Solu Basin, are now in operation. The construction of the 82 MW Lower Solu is also in its final stage.

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