The 25 megawatt Kabeli B1 Hydropower project has started testing electricity generation.
The power project lies in the Kabeli River which divides Panchthar and Taplejung districts. After the Kabeli Corridor conducted testing, the hydro power started testing power generation, said a management source of the hydro power project. Arun Kabeli Power Limited Director Ramesh Neupane said preparations were on to start regular power generation within a month if the test production succeeded.
AKPL had constructed the hydro power. “We have completed work from our side. Power will be evacuated to central transmission line after Nepal Electricity Authority gives us permission,” said Neupane. Due to delay in the construction of the power project, construction cost had jumped to Rs 5 billion from 4 billion rupees.