Gorakshya Hydropower Company Pvt.Ltd was registered in 2071-01-22 and then it came into existence. The authorized capital and issued capital of the company is 1,20,00,00,000/- and 1,00,00,00,000 respectively/- The aim of this project is to contribute in development of country by exploring clean energy.
Until 1990, hydropower development was under the domain of government utility, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) only. However, with the enactment of new Hydropower Development Policy 1992, the sector was opened to the private sector also.
The source says that 40000 MW hydro electricity could be generated in Nepal. However, in reality, only one and a half percent of this potential has been produced to date. Nepal has been able to develop only 680 MW(approx) as of F.Y. 2011/12
However, country’s overall power supply at present is around 830 MW including power imported from India. Total power generated from the country including power imported from India is insufficient to fulfill the country’s peak power demand of approximately 946.10 MW. Besides this the annual demand of hydro energy has been increased by 80 MW each year and the typical nature of the climate in this region and discharge of Nepalese river diminish significantly during winter season and increasing demand of electricity. All these factors lead the country facing load shedding.
Therefore the country has a need to focus on new hydropower project as soon as possible. Thus, Gorakshya Hydropower Company Pvt. Ltd wants to make a significant contribution in reducing the load shedding problem faced by the country.
- To survey construct and operate clean energy project.
- To survey construct and operate transmission line.
- Construction of preliminary infrastructure including road and construction power for the development of clean energy.
- To assist in the uplifting of social and economical status of local people of project area.
- To provide direct and indirect investment.
To achieve the above objectives Gorakshya Hydropower is looking for the possible Hydro power projects. The Company has identified following projects in Dhading district of Nepal as of today.
1/ Super Aakhu Khola Hydro power Project 25.4 MW Located in Lapa and Sertung VDCs.
2/ Aankhu Khola 2 Hydro power Project 20 MW located in Gumdi, Darkha, Satedevi and Marpak VDCs.
Proposed Super Aankhu Khola Hydropower Project (SAKHP) is located in Dhading District of Central Development Region of Nepal and is a run-off-river project. The licensed Project area lies within Lapa and Sertung VDCs. The proposed SAKHP area lies within the coordinates of 28°10’00”N and 28°11’44”N latitudes, and 85°02’56”E and 85°04’45”E longitudes. The headworks of the Project is located just upstream of the confluence of Tatopani (Ilep) Khola with Menchet (Bhabil) Khola. The powerhouse is located just upstream the confluence of Lapa Khola and Aankhu Khola, approximately 4 km downstream from the proposed head works. The project has been designed to generate 25.4 MW power using water from Tatopani (Ilep) Khola.