Khumbu Bijuli Company

+977 38 540 112 | Head Office, Thamo
+977 1 4468 914 Kathmandu Office.
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.