Marsyangdi Hydropower Station
Marsyangdi Hydropower Station is located at Aabookhaireni, Tanahun in the central region with installed capacity of 69 MW and annual design generation of 462.5 GWh. It was commissioned in 1989 AD. This year it generated 472.981 GWh of energy which is 2.45% more than previous year’s generation. Major works this year includes the Overhauling of Unit No.1 along with replacement of runner, wearing ring and facing plates of turbine units. Refurbishment and servicing of 132 KV GIS breaker at the power station was carried out this year by Alstom Grid GmbH. Other major works this year include modernization of Unit 2 powerhouse elevator control system, installation, testing and commissioning of new 110 V Ni-Cd Battery Bank, Up gradation of LV Switchgear-400V ACB breaker, replacement of one set of air compressor of governor, repair of generator air coolers and bearing air coolers and repair of various parts of intake raking machine and hydraulic system. The modernization of excitation system jointly financed by ADB and GoN under EAEIP, Loan Number: 2587-NEP (SF) is under progress and planned to be completed by next year.
The government is pursing water resources development in Nepal from three different approaches:
- To develop small and decentralized Hydro power projects to meet the local demands in remote and isolated regions of the country.
- To develop medium sized power projects to meet the national demand with in national grid including surplus for export and to develop local capacity.
- To develop large-scale multipurpose projects to meet the regional demand for food, energy and food control.
With this vision, the government had adopted the Hydro Power Development Policy of 2001 for attracting both local and foreign investment.
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