Upper Chameliya

Upper Chameliya Hydropower Project (60 MW)

Upper Chameliya Hydropower Project is a run-of-river type scheme located in Darchula District of Sudurpaschhim Province. The entire project components are located in Apihimal Rural Municipality within Api Nampa Conservation Area. This project with the design discharge of 8.77 m3/s and gross head of 844 m has the installed capacity of 60 MW.

Joint venture of Jade Consult Pvt. Ltd. and ERS Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is carrying out Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Assessment of the Project . Department of Electricity Development (DoED) is the developer of this project.

I’ll be carrying out all geological studies of this project. This project involves 4000 m of electrical resistivity tomography survey and 320 m of core drilling with associated laboratory tests. The project is located in the rocks of Lesser Himalayan Crystalline zone and Lesser Himalayan Metasediments with major lithology of schist, quartzite, amphibolite and phyllite.