New Hydropower Project Announced

Solu Hydropower Project Hydropower Station (Nepali: सोलु जलविद्युत आयोजना) is a run-of-river hydro-electric plant located in Solukhumbu District of Nepal. The flow from Solu River is used to generate 23.5 MW of electricity.

The plant is owned and developed by Upper Solu Hydroelectric Company Pvt Ltd, an IPP of Nepal. The plant started generating electricity from 2076 to 2012-10BS. The generation license will expire in 2105-12-03 BS, after which the plant will be handed over to the government.  The power station is connected to the national grid and the electricity is sold to Nepal Electricity Authority. The transmission line was delayed causing the water of energy in its initial years.