Some facts on damage to hydropower sector

June 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

Some facts on damage to hydropower sector from the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake:

  • The Ministry of Energy has estimated losses worth $185 million to Nepal’s hydropower sector from the April 25 2015 earthquake.
  •  600,000 households have lost access to electricity.
  • Both existing power projects and those under-construction have suffered damages. The majority of the damages are on surface water conveyance structures (penstocks and canals) and access roads caused by earthquake induced landslides or rock falls.

For further information:

http://www.ippan.org.np/file_list/Status%20of%20Earthquake%20Operation%20Projects_last%20upade.pdf

http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2015/06/09/money/energy-sector-suffered-losses-of-rs18.75b-due-to-quake/277156.html

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