Solu Hydropower

Debt : December 2014

Essel Clean Solu Hydropower Private Limited is a project company established for the development, construction and operations of the Lower Solu Hydropower Project in Nepal.

Amount

€ 17,392,580.00

Type of investment

Debt

Development impacts

  • Access to basic services & goods
  • Fight against climate change and preservation of natural resources

Beneficiary locations

Asia: Nepal

Investment field

Infrastructure

Activity

Energy: hydropower

Organisation

Solu Hydropower

Domicile

Nepal

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Solu Hydropower

The Essel-Clean Solu hydropower project is a typical run-of-river hydropower project and is one of the most efficient hydropower projects in Nepal. The project is situated in steep hilly terrain at a narrow river gorge and is a high-head run-of-riverscheme which uses the difference in elevations from diverting water from the Solu River at 1765m and discharging it at 1273m back into the river.

Solu Hydropower

With this USD 20 million investment, BIO will help to reduce Nepal’s dependence on polluting emergency diesel generators and contribute to the availability and reliability of power supply, which is crucial for sustainable economic development.

Development impacts

  • Access to basic services & goods

    When operational the project will provide electricity to an estimated 3 million people, helping to alleviate the current power shortages in the country.

  • Fight against climate change and preservation of natural resources

    The project is expected to lead to substantial savings of CO2 emissions. More than 352,000 ton CO2 emissions will be avoided.

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Solu Hydropower

Infrastructure

Solu Hydropower

  28,794.00

  Nepal

  30/04/2020

  Subsidy