• 1 To develop and operate hydropower projects either as major proponents or as minority partners
  • 2 To advocate with Nepal government, foreign governments, NGOs and INGOs for appropriate policies and regulations for the development of hydropower projects
  • 3 To facilitate hydropower developers with interested financiers, contractors and equipment manufacturers
  • 4 To create awareness of hydropower development and RETs to individuals as well as groups through discussions, mass meetings, and other popular media
  • 5 To provide information to interested people in hydropower related topics through the establishment of a resource center
PEC is completely independent of any contractor or manufacturer and exclusively represents the interests of its investors. The tenet of the company is to carry out all projects that are undertaken successfully.


Upper Kabeli Hydro Power Project (UKHPP), a run-off-the-river project located within elevation range of 1025m to 840 m in Sinam, Shrijangha Rural Municipality of Taplejung district, with an generation installed capacity of 28.10 MW utilizing a design discharge of 17.29 m3/s over a net head of 183.05 m. The Project conveys the rated design flow from headworks through a headrace tunnel and penstock pipes to the powerhouse to deliver 169.74 GWh (PPA of energy annually to the 132/220 kV NEA Amarpur substation in Taplejung district through a 15 km long bear single circuit 132 kV transmission line.


  • 1 Source: Kabeli River
  • 2 Catchment area at HW: 375.02 km2
  • 3 Design Discharge: 17.29 m3/s
  • 4 Gross/ Net Head : 192.10/ 183.05 m
  • 5 Headworks: At Pauta. It consists of a 48m concrete weir at 898 m crest elevation, sediment exclusion systems down to 90% of 0.20mm. Sediment, flood and debris bypasses through a free flow weir and two sluice gates.
  • 6 Conveyance: 4,995 m long 4.0m x 4.0m headrace tunnel and steel penstock pipe 1,054 m long of 2.2 m to 2.80 m diameter and 8-28 mm thickeness
  • 7 Powerhouse: At Sinam of Shreejangha rural municipality. The powerhouse is 42 m x 20.40 m x 31 m (L x W x H) RC surface at around 798.40 m turbine asis elevation at the right bank of the Kabeli river.
  • 8 Generating Units: Two units of horizontal Francis generating units.
  • 9 Tailrace: 80 m to Kabeli river through a box culvert of 4.0 m x 3.10 m size.
  • 10 Transmission line: 25 km single circuit Bear 132 kV to 220 kV NEA Dhungesanghu substation. But process of power evacuating is under shifting in Amarpur Sub Station of NEA at distance of 15 KM.
  • 11 PPA and Energy: 169.74 GWh (117.58 GWh wet and 52.17 GWh (30.74%) dry energy with an RCOD of 1/1/2027
  • 12 Project Estimated Cost Final Revised Budget: NRs 5,640 Million
  • 13 Developer: Peace Energy Company Pvt Ltd. (PECL)


Employer Peace Energy Company Pvt Ltd. (PECL).
Employer’s Engineer Clean Energy Consultant Pvt. Ltd.
Contractor (Civil) Infra Pro Construction Pvt. Ltd
Contractor (HM) Infra Pro Construction Pvt. Ltd.
Contractor (EM) Under selecting
Contractor (TL) Under selecting


All weather road from Ktm to Tharpu (664 km)
The project is connected with road. There are two access to reach the project site. One to take the road from Kathmandu from where the proposed headworks is about 664 km (440 km black topped road from Kathmandu to Birtamode, 150 km black topped road from Birtamode to Phidim bazaar, 61 km black topped road from Phidim bazaar to Tharpu, 8.0 km dirt road to proposed powerhouse location and 5.0 km dirt road from Powerhouse to the proposed headworks location).
Another is to take flight from TIA, Kathmandu to Bhadrapur airport which is approximately 45 minutes. From Bhadrapur airport, the propose headworks is about 241 km (17 km black topped road from Bhadrapur to Birtamode, 150 km black topped road from Birtamode to Phidim bazaar, 61 km black topped road from Phidim bazaar to Tharpu, 8.0 km dirt road to proposed powerhouse location and 5.0 km dirt road from Powerhouse to the proposed headworks location)
All weather road from Ktm to Tharpu (664 km)


This scheme is Run-off-River (RoR) project and is proposed in Kabeli River. All the project components (headworks arrangement, headrace tunnel, portals and adit, penstock pipe, penstock tunnel and powerhouse arrangement) are proposed along the right bank of Kabeli River. Physically, the project lies in the Lesser Himalayan Zone with an elevation of 989.30 m above mean sea level (m amsl) at weir crest level (headworks) and 794.40 m amsl at Powerhouse minimum tail water level. The proposed headworks is located about 300 m downstream from the confluence of Kabeli and Tawa Kholas. Headworks arrangements comprises of diversion weir, undersluice, side intake, gravel trap and settling basin with the flushing arrangements. Flow from settling basin is conveyed to the headrace tunnel via forebay of an appropriate dimension. Surge tank is envisioned at the end of headrace tunnel. From surge tank, flow is then diverted to the generating units inside the semi surface powerhouse via steel pipe followed by river crossing and penstock tunnel. After power generation, flow is discharged back to the same river via tailrace culvert. General arrangement of the project is presented in Figure.


  • 1 All expenses will be borne by NEA for construction of Substation and connection arrangement for project except bay construction.
  • 2 Interconnection facility is nearer comparing other projects.
  • 3 No major social issues in the Project site
  • 4 It is located in the distance of maximum one day travelling site from Kathmandu
  • 5 Access road construction completed till Headwork’s and Powerhouse area of the project
  • 6 The site area is Hydro hub area and more than 6 projects are under construction. Average head and reliable discharge in this project.
  • 7 The project site is partially public area and best suitable for construction.
  • 8 Stable rock and workable topography.
  • 9 90 % of project area is covered by vegetation and there is very few human settlements, human activities and human influences.
  • 10 Since the catchment area is covered mostly by snow-clad mountain - dry season discharge is maintained easily.
  • 11 Executive Chairman and other BoDs are renowned business leaders having sound leadership and enterprenership skill and experience as well as broader raltionship at national and international level.
  • 12 Senior Management Team members are renowned professional expertise having sound professional,leadership, technical and management skill and experience of infra structure development and construction project.
  • 13 Project envisage maintaining good social relation with public by involving local people in different activities.

Legal StatusProject

All legal documents required for processing physical implementation have been acquired. All private land required for constructing project components have been purchased from the land owners. Construction of access roads to the Head works and Surge Shaft has been completed with the general consent from the local users committee with the condition that the land along the road shall be shared by the local users. Public land has been acquired/leased for the project duration prior to the commencement of the project. A summary of the project status is presented in the following table:
Project Upper Kabeli Hydro Power Project
Licensed Capacity 28.10 MW
Connection Agreement Date 1079/11/4 B.S
PPA Date 2080/4/2 B.S
RCOD 1/1/2027
Generation License 2078/9/9 B.S (for 30 years)
IEE approval date 2078/3/3 B.S
Access road construction Completed up to Power House Head works and Surge shaft
Potential contractors (civil, H&M, E&M, explosive, etc.) Civil Contract: Awarded, EM, TL & HM Contract: Contractor identified
Private land Identified and advance paid for about 260 Ropanis