• background
  • background

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

Layout Map

Layout Map

Recent News

Contract Agreement Signed

Contract Agreement has been signed between Rapti Hydro and General Construction Limited and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) for MS Plates of Rukum Gad Hydropower Project (5 MW) on 14th September, 2018.

Scroll To Top