Khumbu Bijuli Company Pvt. Ltd


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2. Namche Bazar

2. Namche Bazar






KBC has been providing clean energy to Namche, Khumjung Khunde and Thame Valley since 1995.  It has been boon for the fragile mountain ecosystem and helped establish many tourism related enterprises.


Photo: Namche Bazar at Night.




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KBC's Grid

KBC's Grid





A bird's eyeview of KBC GRID AREA, located wihtin Sagarmatha National Park of Solukhumbu, Nepal. It has connected more than 18 small villaged serving 900 individual/Institutional customers in the everest region.



Original Painting : Ngawang Chhogleg Sherpa (Thame)


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Commissioning of 3rd unit at Power House

Commissioning of 3rd unit at Power House

 




With the partial financial support from Austrian Development Agency (ADA), KBC in collaboration with EFG, Pyroy and Eco Himal have successfully installed and commissioned additional unit of 300KW at Power House, Hungo in presence of company's executives, electricity user groups and other members.




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KBC Head Works

KBC Head Works









The intake area, consisting of Tyrolean type weir, clearing basin, headrace and reserviour is located in the Thame Valley at an altitude of 3800m. 






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Power House, Hungo

Power House, Hungo







KBC's power house is located at Hungo Village of Solukhumbu district at an elevation of 3600m. Altogather 3 units of 930kw capacity is installed and distributed to more than 18 small villages around Thame, Namche and Khumjung Valley of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.




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About Us
The KBC’s power plant is situated in Thame valley located within the Sagarmatha National Park in the Mt. Everest Region. The power plant with a capacity of 620 KW was built with financial assistance from the Austrian government and the then His Majesty’s Government of Nepal. The local electricity company – Khumbu Bijuli Company (KBC) - has been fully responsible for the operation and management of the power plant since 1999. KBC is governed by the Board of the Directors consisting of three local representatives appointed by three registered users’ groups and a representative appointed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
History
The history of Khumbu Bijuli Company (KBC), previously known as Thame Khola Small hydropower, plant dates back to 1976. Its initial phase of construction commenced in the early 80s with signing of an agreement between the Austrian government and the then His Majesty’s government of Nepal. The ambitious project, however, came to halt in 1985 when the Dig Tsho glacier lake outburst flood washed away the power 
Power Plant

Plant Info

KBC built a water treatment plant and set up a sewage system in Namche Bazaar in 1999 with technical support from Salzburg AG and joint.

Salient Features

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Other Projects

Thame High Altitude Nursery

The Khumbu Bijuli Company (KBC) has been playing a pivotal role in conservation of high altitude forests not only by providing clean and alternative source of energy, but also directly through reforestation programs. 

Namche Drinking Water Project

KBC built a water treatment plant and set up a sewage system in Namche Bazaar in 1999 with technical support from Salzburg AG and joint contributions from Eco Himal, KBC, Namche VDC and local users.