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Abundant Hydropower Potential

Rivers are the only source of hydropower plants operating in Nepal
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Abundant Hydropower Potential

Nepal holds huge hydropower potential contributing to 3 percent of the world’s energy electricity generation.

The country’s hydropower potential is estimated at 85,000 MW with 43,000 MW being economically-viable.

The country is currently having a installed hydropower capacity of 752 MW and rivers are the only source of the plants operating in the country.


The electricity demand in the country is growing at an annual rate of 28%. 92 percent of the country’s energy needs are met by the hydropower sector.

Interestingly, 2001 alone saw over 100 hydropower project proposals in Nepal. Nepal’s first hydro power plant was built in Pharping with the support of the United Kingdom.

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