Gatlang Rural Electrification Pre-study

This project for Gatlang Community Development Society and funded by the Norwegian Himal Asia Mission was examining the options for providing rural electrification to Gatlang VDC in Rasuwa District in Nepal. Central to the options is a 200kW mini hydro project on Cheedimo Khola. This project would supply electricity to Gatlang VDC as well as providing surplus power to the national grid. The project is likely to be implemented using the ‘Pro-poor Hydropower’ modality where the local community is facilitated into the ownership of the project. Hence the project will provide a service in terms of reliable electricity, but will also generate income for the local community.