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Theoretical and Technical Hydro-power Potential of Nepal

 

 

Theoretical Hydro-Power Potential of Nepal

River Basin  Potential in MW 
Major river courses having catchments areas above 1000 km2 Small river courses having catchments areas 300-1000 km2 Total MW
Sapta Koshi 18,750 3,600 22,350
Sapta Gandaki 17,950 2,700 20,650
Karnali and Mahakali 32,680 3,500 36,180
Southern River 3,070 1,040 4,110
Country Total 72,450 10,840 83,290

 

 

Technical Hydro-Power Potential of Nepal

River Basin Number of Project Sites Technical Potential (MW)
Sapta Koshi 53 11400
Sapta gandaki 18 6600
Karnali 30 25410
Mahakali 4 1160
Southern Rivers 9 980
Country Total 114 45610
Source: Energy Outlook of Nepal