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.

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