Empowering Micro Hydro Plants

Winrock International in partnership with Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood/Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (RERL/AEPC) empowered the micro hydropower user’s committee through the Knowledge Exchange Program funded by WISIONS, which selected five weak micro hydro plants in the Baglung and Gulmi district. Chachlaghat MHP was one of those selected. Chachalghat MHP is situated in Badigad Rural Municipality-08 of the Baglung District. It has a capacity of 100 kilowatts and has been operating since 2013. But the plant was losing money because of weak office management, unorganized tariff collections, an unclear accounting system and irregular power supply.

Winrock developed success story of Chachalghat MHP with journey of transformation from managerially weak and loss bearing micro hydro plant to porfit making micro hydro after project intervention.

For more information please visit: https://www.winrock.org/empowering-micro-hydro-plants-in-nepal/