Developer Bhagawati Hydropower Development Company (p) Ltd
Project Bijayapur-I Small Hydropower Project
District Kaski
Location of Project Site PokharaLekhnath Municipality
Water Source BijayapurKhola + Irrigation Drainage
Type of Scheme RoR
Access Road 2 km
Installed Capacity 4500 kW
Gross head 68.0 m
Rated Design head 65.4 m
Design Discharge 8.3 m3/s
Catchment Area at Intake 65.3 sq km
Probability of Excedance 45 %
Headworks Stone lined free flow weir 30m
Weir Crest Elevation EL 752 m
Under sluice 2 vertical sluice gates
Intake Type Side Intake with coarse rack
Connecting Channel 60m RCC Rectangular closed canal
Gravel Trap RCC Rectangular  (7 × 3.5 )
Headrace Canal 242m RCC closed canal
Desander RCC Dufour Type × 2 basins with forebay at the end
Penstock Pipe Welded Ribbed Pipe 2.5m dia
Pipe Material Mild steel (IS 2062-B)
Length 634 m
Number of Supports 206 nos.
Number of Anchor Blocks 10 nos. including Y and Bellmouth block
Powerhouse Surface (23x11m) with outdoor switchyard
Tailrace Cut and Cover RCC, 302m
Turbine Horizontal shaft Francis 2 units
Transmission 4 km, 33kV Single Circuit
Interconnection/Metering Point NEA 132 kV at Lekhnath Substation
Deemed Generation 29.33 GWh
Construction Started 2067 Kartik
COD/Commissioned date Bhadra 05, 2069
Rate per unit of energy Rs 4.80 for wet season and 8.40 For dry season.
Project Cost without IDC 71 crore
Total Cost at Commissioning 80 crore
Financed by RastriyaBanijya Bank, Nabil Bank & Nepal Bank Ltd.