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Mr. Tor Bendik Midtgarden, New General Manager of Himal Power Limited
Effective from 19th September 2017, Mr. Tor Bendik Midtgarden has been appointed General manager of Himal Power Limited. Mr. Midtgarden has long experience in general management as well as operation planning of the power plant. He has over 25 years... More »
High Flood and Damages near Khimti Besi
A huge flood with debris flow occurred on 15th July 2017 in a small stream (Chhatiwane Khola) a tributary of Khimti river in the middle of the night. A bridge was built over this stream through which HPL's vehicle and... More »
HPL Participated in Responsible Business Summit 2017
National Business Initiative (NBI) organized an international level “Responsible Business Summit (RBS) 2017″ on 3 – 4th August 2017 in Hotel Yak & Yeti. RBS 2017 was an exceptional assembly of nearly five hundred top managers, CEOs, business persons, civic... More »
HPL Chairperson Tima Iyer Utne Visits Khimti Project Site
HPL Chairperson Time Iyer Utne visited Khimti Project site on April 18-20, 2017. The visit was aimed at discussing the current developments at Statkraft and HPL and also to review the work and site conditions for modification of Khimti I... More »
Khimti I Hydropower Project Felicitated
Seventeen years after Khimti I Hydropower Project was put on commercial operation in July 11, 2000, HPL was felicitated for completing the project successfully, amidst a function jointly organized by Department of Electricity Development (DoED) and Independent Power Producers' Association,... More »
HPL Conferred NTA Membership
Nepal Tunneling Association (NTA) conferred Corporate Membership to Himal Power Limited amidst a function on the 4-5 the Annual General Meeting of NTA held on 3rd March 2017. NTA is a non-profit association of members both individual and corporate who... More »
Foundation Stone Laying for Khimti Project School Buildings
Chairperson of the Himal Power Limited Ms. Tima Iyer Utne laid the foundation stone of new building for Khimti Project School Public Education Trust amidst a ceremony at Kirne, Dolakha, Nepal.  HPL has established the school in 1994 during the... More »
Tender Notice (For Construction of Khimti Project School (KPS) Additional Blocks at Kirne, Dolakha)
Sealed Tenders are invited from registered contractors for the construction of Khimti Project School (KPS) additional three blocks at Kirne, Shahare-4, Dolakha. KPS is an independent school registered as a Public Education Trust in 2060 and is supported by Himal... More »
Khimti Project School: Principal Bags The best SLC Center Chief in Dolakha
Khimti Project School (KPS) Principal Ms. Kanti Thapa Karki has obtained the Best School Leaving Certificate examination center chief from the District Education Office Dolakha. HPL provides majority of the fund to the KPS operation and appoints the Chair of... More »
HPL among top 25 Corporate Taxpayers in Nepal
Himal Power Limited has become the highest tax payer in the energy sector in the fiscal year 2015-16. Banks are the largest taxpayer whereas in the communication sector Ncell and Nepal Telcom are the highest taxpayers. Similarly, Nepal Oil Corporation... More »
HPL’s Environmental Concern : Vast reduction in diesel consumption
HPL has installed an equivalent of 7kW solar power system at the corporate office roof top on August 2016. The data shows that there is a drastic reduction in the consumption of imported diesel thus having large cost reduction on... More »
Evolve to Excellence Part II
Himal Power Limited on September 9, 2016 arranged a management and leadership training for employees working at the Corporate Office. The program named "Evolve to Excellence" is an annual program which was also done for the Khimti Plant site staff... More »
HPL Retreat Program
HPL organized a retreat program of the TMT & EMT members at Hattiban Resort in Lalitpur on 25-26 February 2016. The one-and-half day retreat included such topics as leadership and change management and communication. Ashoka Fellow and well known Social... More »
Climate Change Impact on Hydrological Regime- Impact on Hydropower
Statkraft and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) decided to work together in furthering the understanding of climate change impact on hydrological regime in the region and resulting impacts on hydropower development. Studies were conducted to make a... More »
Scholarship to Girl Students of Dolakha and Ramechhap
HPL is contributing scholarship to the girl students studying in the community school in the Dolakha and Ramechhap district. HPL has joined hand with Rotary Club of Kantipur (RCK)- Urmila N. Vyas (RCK-UNV) for this scholarship. Scholarship was distributed to... More »
Training conducted at Khimti Plant Site
Under the annual plan to organize Management and Leadership Training for employees, HPL organized a training “Evolve to Excellence – Part II” on 22nd July 2016 at the plant site Kirne, Dolakha.  The training was conducted by Kathmandu Frontier Associates... More »
Workshop on River Basin Planning and Cascade Operating Agreement
Over the years there has been steady development of large and small hydropower projects along different river basins in Nepal, however, little is done to coordinate project development activities from construction to operation. As a consequence, projects downstream most of... More »
Khadga Bisht Participated in Nepal-USA Hydropower Tour
A high level Nepalese team visited Portland USA in a Nepal-USA Hydropower collaborative Tour from 11-17 July 2016. The tour focused on the learning about the development of hydropower, environmental management and basin planning of the US Pacific North-West. Mr.... More »
Plant Operation
Year 2015 had been a very good year for Khimti in terms of production despites of devastating earthquakes that crippled whole country. Khimti was also hit by earthquake, but it managed to synchronize with grid relatively quick which apparently supported... More »
High level meetings in Nepal
Statkraft IH managers met with high level officials during their visit to Nepal in early June. On the agenda was Khimti post 2020. The 60 MW Khimti plant in Nepal was developed under a Build-Operate-Own-Transfer (BOOT) scheme and came into... More »
Khimti-funded clinic now under Dhulikhel Hospital News | October 18, 2012
Clinic operations supported by the Khimti hydropower plant reached a major milestone when Dhulikhel Hospital incorporated the Kirnetar Health Center as one of its branches on October 6, 2012. Dhulikhel Hospital has taken full operational and management responsibility for the... More »
HPL confronts climate change realities at Tsho Rolpa Lake News | April 19, 2013
A team of Himal Power Limited (HPL) managers, along with representatives from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Tribhuvan University, recently visited the TshoRolpa Glacial Lake in Dolakha district - one of the biggest and potentially most dangerous glacial... More »
Code-of-conduct training at HPL and SN Power News | May 21, 2013
Halvor Fossum Lauritzsen, Vice President of Environmental and Social Programs, Communication and CSR, carried out a code-of conduct training workshop for Himal Power Limited and SN Power employees in Nepal. The workshop was conducted on 23rd and 24th May, 2013... More »
HPL extends support to landslide victims News | August 26, 2013
Himal Power Limited (HPL) staff, along with shareholder BKK's staff-club and Khimti staff club extended support to affected families and victims of the landslides at Khimti Beesi and Bhirkot villages of Tamakoshi Valley through natural disaster relief funds in both... More »
Khadga Bisht becomes President of Independent Power Producer Association of Nepal (IPPAN) News | December 28, 2013
Khadga Bisht, Project and Liaison Manager of HPL, is the new president of IPPAN after Dr. Subarna Das Shrestha. Mr. Bisht was serving as an executive member of IPPAN since his induction into the association and lately as Vice-President. Private... More »
HPL Board visits Khimti News | May 7, 2014
On 7 May, HPL Board gathered at Kirne for the 178th board meeting in Himal Power Limited, which has operated the Khimti hydro On 7 May, HPL Board gathered at Kirne for the 178th board meeting in Himal Power Limited,... More »
Nepal Energy Minister visits Khimti News | May 16, 2014
On 11 May 2014, Minister of Energy Ms Radha Kumari Gyawali visited the Khimti Hydropower Project site. Prior to visiting the Khimti Powerhouse, Minister Gyawali met with HPL General Manager Tom Kristian Larsen in the site office, where they talked... More »
Khimti visit by Druk Green Power Corporation Limited, Bhutan News | July 15, 2014
A team of 9 personnel from Druk Green Power Corporation Limited, a state owned utility company in Bhutan, visited the Khimti Hydropower Project site on 13-15 Jul 2014. The team comprised of managers from both technical and financial sectors representing... More »
Khimti visit by Chilime Hydropower Company (Ltd.), Nepal News | July 28, 2014
A team of 5 persons comprising both technical as well as administrative personnel from Chilime Hydropower Company (Ltd), a subsidiary company of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), visited the Khimti Hydroelectric Project site from 25-28 June 2014. The purpose of the... More »
Himal Power offers free energy from Khimti to NEA News | September 16, 2014
Himal Power Ltd. has decided to offer free power to help mitigate the acute shortage of power following a massive landslide in the region near Khimti. The support offered to the Government of Nepal was announced by HPL’s chair Ms.... More »
HPL hosts the O&M Training at Khimti Plant News | December 5, 2014
IPPAN together with International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) had organized a training course on " Operation & Maintenance Management of the Hydropower Plants" from 24-27 November. Twenty participants including four from Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) from operated power plant, Plant... More »
Project Generation and Cost
Khimti is a run-of-river project with an installed capacity of 60MW and annual generation of 350GWh. The total cost of the project was approximately USD 142 Million of which 25% was financed by equity from the shareholder and 75% by... More »