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BPC received a 5 MW survey license for Chino Khola Hydropower Project on 2071/11/04 (16 Feb, 2015). The feasibility study of the project has been completed, and the project capacity has been optimized at 7.9 MW. The EIA study has been approved by Ministry of Forest and Environment. Industry registration at the Department of Industry has been completed, and Connection Agreement has been signed with NEA for PPA process. The project being the project run of the river type, PPA with NEA is delayed, thus the project will be developed for construction power of Marsyangdi Cascade Projects for the time being, and subsequently the energy will be sold to NEA through a PPA.

Chino Khola Hydropower Project

Fact Sheet


Tachai Village, Nasang Rural Municipality, Manang district

Project Type


Installed Capacity

7.9 MW

Annual Energy Generation

43.99 GWh

Design Discharge

1.07 m3/se

Gross Head

902 m

Waterway length

2845m, 412 m tunnel and remaining penstock pipe

Power Evacuation

Construction power for Marsyangdi Cascade Projects for first few years and latter will be interconnected to Manang hub (about 3 km) from the powerhouse

Access to site

Through Beshisahar to Chame road, crossing Marsyangdi river a bridge and new access road by the project then Ropeway upto headworks.