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Kabeli-A Hydroelectric Project (KAHEP) is a run-of-the river project located in Panchthar and Taplejung Districts. Kabeli Energy Limited (KEL) has been incorporated as a SPV to undertake the project. The main construction works of the project are ongoing following the completion of all necessary preparatory works. KEL has constructed 24 km access roads to connect the project sites with Mechi Highway. The project is financed by a consortium of local banks, with equity partners BPC and Arun Kabeli Power Limited (AKPL) holding a 60:40 stake. The completion of the project construction and commissioning is expected by the end of the next fiscal year.

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Project Fact Sheet

Project Location

Head Work site - Panchthar district, Hilihang Rural Municipality - 1, Dhuseni
Power House site - Panchthar district, Hilihang Rural Municipality - 2, Pinasi

Project Type


Installed Capacity

37.6 MW

Annual energy generation

218 GWh

Design discharge

37.73 Cumec at Q40

Gross Head

116.8 m

Head Race Tunnel

4327 m

Power Evacuation

Inter-connection at Kabeli Powerhouse to Kabeli Corridor 132 kV transmission line constructed by NEA.

Access to site

Powerhouse site is 16 km away from Mechi Highway which is about 45 km away from Phidim (District HQ). Headwork site is at about 7.5 km away from Mechi Highway which is about 55 km away from Phidim (District HQ).

Kakadbhitta is the nearest border town to India and Bhadrapur is the nearest town for airplane service.


Contact Details

Kabeli Energy Limited 
BPC Complex 
Ganga Devi Marg – 313, Buddhanagar, Kathmandu 
Tel: +977-1-4795735, 
Fax: +977-1-4790994 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.kel.com.np