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Middle Tamor Hydropower Project Successfully Connects to Koshi Corridor Transmission Line

April 13, 2024
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Power generated from the 73 MW Middle Tamor hydropower project was successfully connected to the Koshi Corridor transmission line on Friday. The connection ceremony was attended by Kulman Ghising, Managing Director of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

The project, developed by Sanima Middle Tamor Hydropower Limited, is expected to begin trial production within the next 15 days, followed by commercial production. One of the project’s four turbines has successfully connected to the Koshi Corridor transmission line at Basantpur in Tehrathum.

Speaking at the event, NEA Managing Director Ghising emphasized the project’s significance, stating that the installed electricity capacity in Nepal has now reached 3,300 megawatts. He expressed that this will significantly improve the country’s power supply situation. Ghising also highlighted the importance of hydropower as the backbone of Nepal’s economy, calling for cooperation from all sectors in the development of hydropower projects.

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While power production will be limited to 25-30 MW during the dry season, the Middle Tamor project features a 50-meter-long and 11-meter-high dam built near Mitlung in Furumbu of Fungling municipality. Water is guided through a 3,400-meter-long tunnel to the powerhouse based in Thumbabensi of Khokling for electricity generation.

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