Client: Department of Electricity Development
Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Period: September, 2005 to March 2008
Consulting Association: Hydro Engineering Services, Nepal Consult & GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total NRs 8.10 million
Professional Staff Input: National (41) person months
The project is feasibility study for development of run-off river hydropower (40 MW) from Solu Khola located in Solukhumbu District. Main project features include weir (length 24 m), under sluice, intake (2 no 4×2.2m), approach canal (361 m), surface desanding basin , headrace tunnel (4.15 km), fore bay (2016 m3 capacity), surface power house, switchyard, transmission line 132 kVA (3 km). The energy output will be 281 GWh. The project will cost US$ 56 million.
The scope of work included (i) Feasibility Study and (ii) Environmental Impact Assessment. The details of scope of work comprised of: