11 Oct, Ilam: Construction of the Puwakhola-1 Hydroelectricity Project has been completed.
The project is located at the bank of the Puwakhola river located between Ilam municipality and Deumai municipality of Ilam district. The project with production capacity of four megawatts power has started generating 2.8 megawatts, Rama Kanta Dev, the project’s plant manager, said. The project had already carried out test production from the third week of September.
The project has been completed at a cost of Rs 720 million, project manager Uttam Thapa said.
A 6.5 kilometres long transmission line has been installed for feeding the electricity produced by the project to the national grid at the Godak sub-station.
Sidhhartha Bank and Citizen Bank have invested in the project. Puwakhola-1 Hydropower Company is the promoter of this project.
With the construction of this project, the number of hydroelectricity projects in Ilam district has reached to eight, which produce 75 megwatts of power, combined.