The first generator unit at the Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Power Station, the largest power station of its kind in Nepal, went into operation on July 5.
Located on the Tamakoshi River in Dolakha District, approximately 2,000 meters from Kathmandu at the southern foot of the Himalayan mountains, the station features a 27-meter high concrete gravity dam and a 8,000-meter diversion tunnel, as well as two pressure shaft wells. At 372 and 310 meters deep, these wells are the deepest in the country.
With a maximum effective storage of 2.2 million cubic meters of water and a total installed capacity of 456 megawatts, the station is expected to meet power demand and improve the electrification level in Nepal, as well as lay a sound foundation for its green development.
Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) is contributing to the project's construction.
The first generator unit at the Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Power Station, the largest of its kind in Nepal, begins operation on July 5. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Niu Yilin)