Hydroelectric Power Plants in Bihar

Agnoor
Location: Bihar
Operator: Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 50 kW S-Turbine
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Boving Foures
EPC: Alternate Hydro Energy Center, Nippon Power Ltd
Quick facts: The Agnoor project is built on the Patna Branch Canal near its confluence with Sone Eastern Main Canal and has a head of 3.37m. The Sone Canal System is one of the oldest canal systems in India dating to 1874.

Photograph courtesy of Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Posted 5 Mar 2006<

Dhelabagh
Location: Bihar
Operator: Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 500 kW Semikaplan
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: HPP
EPC: AHEC
Quick facts: Completion of this project ran 25mos over schedule. The budget was Rs 6.70cr.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 27 Dec 2008

Eastern Gandak Canal (Valmikinagar)
Location: Bihar
Operator: Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 5 MW bulb
Operation: 1995-1997
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: Central Electricity Authority, Central Water Commission, Hindustan Steel and Construction Ltd
Quick facts: The Gandak Barrage at Valmikinagar uses water from a catchment which lies partly in Nepal and partly in India. The governments of India and Nepal entered into an agreement in Dec 1959 (somewhat modified in 1964) for the purpose of the construction of the barrage and water sharing. The barrage was built in 1968/69. The hydro project includes a bypass channel for power generation plus a low-head hydro plant. The scheme was funded with a Dec 1984, 1,630mn JICA loan.

Photograph courtesy of Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Posted 11 Mar 2006

Sone Eastern Link Canal (Barun)
Location: Bihar
Operator: Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1.65 MW bulb
Operation: 1996
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Alsthom-Jeumont
EPC: BHEL, Mednani Construction

Photograph courtesy of Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Posted 11 Mar 2006

Sone Western Link Canal (Dehri)
Location: Bihar
Operator: Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 1.65 MW bulb
Operation: 1993
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Alsthom-Jumont
EPC: Central Electricity Authority, Central Water Commission, BHEL, National Projects Construction Corp Ltd
Quick facts: Thhis small hydro utilizes 3.87m of head near the confluence of the Sone Western Link Canal with Sone Western main canal. The power channel is 798m long and the tail face channel is 150m long. Average output is 43 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corp Ltd
Posted 5 May 2009

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 27-Sep-2015

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