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Rukum Gad Hydropower Project (5 MW)

Welcome Rukum Gad Hydropower Project is being developed by Rapti Hydro & General Construction Ltd (RHGCL). The project is a Run-of-River type Hydropower project with generating capacity of 5 MW. According to the prevailing rules and regulations, the proponent has acquired Electricity Generation License from Ministry of Energy and concluded Power purchase agreement with Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) for 5 MW. The rate of energy as agreed in PPA is Rs 8.40 for dry season (Poush to Chaitra) & Rs 4.80 for remaining month (Baisakh to Marg) which is considered as wet season. The PPA rate increase by 3% each year upto 5 year. According to interconnection agreement concluded with Nepal Electricity Authority the project has to evacuate the generated power to the proposed 33/11 kV substation at Musikot, Rukum District.

Salient Features of the Project

River Rukum Gad​
Location Sisne and Bhume Gaunpalika of Rukum East District
Catchment Area 259.5 sq km
Design Discharge 8.5 m3/sec
Gross Head 75 meter
Installed Capacity 5 MW
Length of Weir 20 meter
Size of Settling Basin 2 Chamber each of 55m x 9m x 3.9m
Particle Size to be Settled 0.20mm
Length of Headrace 1685 Meter
Penstock Pipe MS- Pipe surface & buried, Length 666 m
Power House Type Surface, RCC
Type of Turbine Francis 2
Generator Type Synchronous brush less, 3 phase AC
Total Energy 28.579 GWh
Annual Wet Energy 23.495 GWh
Annual Dry Energy 5.084 GWh
Transmission Line & Interconnection Point 33/11 kV, Musikot Substation, Rukum West district
Required Commercial Operation Date 2076/09/01

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Recent News

Contract Agreement Signed

Contract Agreement has been signed between Technical Consulting Services during projects construction between Prime Commercial Bank (Lead Bank) and Rapti Hydro and General Construction Limited and TAC Hydro Engineers Private Limited on September 12, 2017 (Bhadra 27, 2074).

Contract Agreement Signed

Contract Agreement Between Prime Commercial Bank (Lead Bank) and Ra Rapti Hydro and General Construction Limited and P.L. Shrestha and Company for Financial Consulting Services during projects construction of Rukum Gad Hdropower Projects on September 11, 2017 (Bhadra 26, 2074).

33KV Transmission Line Construction License

33KV Transmission Line Construction License of Rukum Gad Hydropower Projects obtained on dated Falgun 03, 2073 upto Falgun 02, 2100.

Consulting Agreement Signed

Consulting Agreement has been signed between Rapti Hydro and General Construction Limited and Professional Network for Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd (Pnet) in association with Gandaki Energy Limited, Tripureshwor Kathmandu for conducting Detail Engineering Design and Tender Document preparation of 5MW Rukum Gad Hydropower Projects on dated July 26, 2016 (Shrawan11, 2073). 


Contract Agreement Signed

Contract Agreement has been signed between Rapti Hydro and General Construction Limited and Professional Network for Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd (Pnet) For conducting Survey and Design of 33KV Transmission Lines of 5MW Rukum Gad Hydropower Projects on dated February 05, 2016 (Magh 22, 2072). 


Contract Agreement Signed

Contract Agreement has been signed between Rapti Hydro and General Construction Limited and Professional Network for Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd (Pnet) For conducting Survey and Design of 33KV Transmission Lines of 5MW Rukum Gad Hydropower Projects on dated February 05, 2016 (Magh 22, 2072). 


Generation License

Generation License of Rapti Hydro and General Construction Limited has been obtained on dated Ashar 09, 2072 upto Ashar 08, 2107. 


Consulting Agreement Signed

Consulting Agreement has been signed between Rapti Hydro and General Construction Limited and Geophysical Research & Consultancy Service (P.) Limited for Conducting Seismic Refraction Tomography (SRT) Survey and Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) study of Rukum Gad Hydropower Project (5MW) on dated December 11, 2012 (Mangsir 26, 2069). 


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