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).
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