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The Lower Manang Marsyandgi Hydroelectric Project (LMMHEP) is located in the high Himalayan area of Gandaki zone in western Nepal. The Project area lies in Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP).

The catchments area of the project is 1694 km and the elevation of catchment is ranging from about 2100 masl to 7800 masl. The powerhouse of the project will be at 1770 masl. BPC obtained survey license of Lower Manang Marsyangdi Hydroelectric Project from Department of Electricity Development (DoED) in 2009 and carried out feasibility study & EIA. EIA of the project has been approved by GoN.

Besisahar - Chame Feeder Road is a motorable track road connecting the powerhouse and the headworks areas. Geotechnical investigations has been completed and is under detail design stage and re-optimization. The designs and EIA are reviewed by various International Consultants. The Generation license has been received and connection agreement for PPA has been signed. The PPA process and project re-optimization is ongoing.

Fact Sheet

Location Head Work site - Manang district, Nasang Rural Municipality, Bagarchhap
Power House site - Manang district, Nasang Rural Municipality, Khotro
Project Type Run-of-River
Installed Capacity 140 MW with Q40
Annual Energy Generation 700 GWh
Design Discharge 38 Cumec
Gross Head 325 m
Head Race Tunnel 4.72 km
Power Evacuation Inter-connection will be made to the Marsyangdi Corridor 220 kV Transmission line planned by NEA at Dharapani/Manang Hub.
Access to site Power house Site is 90 km away from Dumre, a point at Prithvi Highway which is about 129 km away from Kathmandu. Headwork site is at about 6 Km away from Power house.