Chilime Hydropower Plant


General Information

The Chilime Hydropower Plant is a peaking run off river type plant constructed and owned by Chilime Hydropower Company Limited. It is located at 133 km north of Kathmandu at the right bank of Bhotekoshi River in Rasuwa District. The plant with the installed capacity of 22.1 MW is delivering power to the National Grid through a 38 km long 66 kV single circuit transmission line at Trisuli Power House Switchyard at Trishuli, Nuwakot. 

The electricity generated from the power plant is purchased by NEA at the powerhouse and evacuated as per the PPA made on June 25, 1997 and its first amendment made dated December 10, 2007. The annual deemed energy salable to NEA is 132.918 GWh, excluding penalty-free outage of 720 MWh (36hours) annually.

The plant has started its commercial generation from 00:00 hours of 8th Bhadra 2060 (24th August 2003). During nine years of its operation, the plant has been operating successfully.


Generation Statistics

Generation statistics of the Plant

Fiscal Year Deemed Generation (MWh) Transmitted Metered Energy(MWh) Chargeable Energy (MWh)
2060/061 115198 113810 109142
2061/062 132758 131568 124484
2062/063 133225 139669 136322
2063/064 132796 144583 139651
2064/065 132068 141176 138400
2065/066 132769 144501 142138
2066/067 133239 148132 141565
2067/068 132795 150110 142865
2068/069 132795.33 156083 147580.51
2069/070 132757.8 154019 150500
2070/071 130048.7 151390 141113.2
2071/072 212582.4 147478 145238.8
2072/073 132073.9 154764.6 154764.5
2073/074 134758 146412.8 145214.5
2074/075 117093.6 149289.3 147899.9