The first hydro power station in Nepal was installed in 1911 AD. It had a capacity of 500 kW and was called the Pharping Hydropower Plant. Ever since, the country has established numerous hydropower plant to meet the never-ending demands of the citizens.

Some of the major hydropower plants in Nepal are given below

Kaligandaki Hydropower Plant, Syangja

Capacity: 144,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Middle Marsyangdi Hydropower Project, Rasuwa

Capacity: 70,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Marshyangdi Hydropower Plant, Tanahun

Capacity: 69,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Khimti Hydropower Plant, Dolakha

Capacity: 60,000 kW

Project Owner: Himal Power Limited

Kulekhani I Hydropower Plant, Makawanpur

Capacity: 60,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project, Sindhupalchok

Capacity: 36,000 kW

Project Owner: Bhote Koshi Power Company

Kulekhani II Hydropower Plant, Makawanpur

Capacity: 32,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Trishuli Hydropower Plant, Nuwakot

Capacity: 24,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Chilime Hydropower Project, Rasuwa

Capacity: 20,000 kW

Project Owner: Chilime Hydropower Company

Gandaki Hydropower Plant, Nawalparasi

Capacity: 15,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Devighat Hydropower Plant, Nuwakot

Capacity: 14,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Modi Hydropower Plant, Parbat

Capacity: 14,000 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Upper Modi Hydropower Project, Parbat

Capacity: 14,000 kW

Project Owner: GITEC Nepal Private Limited

Jhimruk Hydropower Plant, Pyuthan

Capacity: 12,300 kW

Project Owner: Butwal Power Company

Sunkoshi Hydropower Plant, Sindhupalchok

Capacity: 10,050 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Indrawati Hydropower Project, Sindhupalchok

Capacity: 7,500 kW

Project Owner: National Hydropower Company

Puwa Hydropower Plant, Ilam

Capacity: 6,200 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Andhikhola Hydropower Plant, Syangja

Capacity: 5,100 kW

Project Owner: Butwal Power Company

Chatara Hydropower Project, Sunsari

Capacity: 3,200 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Panauti Hydropower Project, Kavre

Capacity: 2,400 kW

Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority