Hydroelectric Power Plants in India - Punjab

Anandpur Sahib
Location: Punjab
Operator: Punjab State Electricity Board
Configuration: 4 X 33.5 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1985
T/G supplier: BHEL
Quick facts: This project is 32km downstream from Bhakhra Dam near the historic town of Anandpur Sahib, birthplace of Khalsa. The plant was constructed to take advantage of additional waterflows from the Beas and Sutlej rivers. A new 34km canal was built from Nangal Reservoir on the Sutlej River. Two identical powerhouses were built at Ganguwal and Nakkian, each connecting to the Punjabi 132kV grid. Peak generation to date was 1,072 GWh in 1998/99.

Photograph courtesy of Punjab State Electricity Board
Posted 6 Dec 2008

Bhakra
Location: Punjab
Operator: Bhakra Beas Management Board
Configuration: 5 X 108 MW (left), 5 X 157 (right) Francis
Operation: 1960-1968
T/G supplier: Hitachi, GEC, LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Hydropower Institute
Quick facts: This was the first large multipurpose hydro project in Punjab. Excavation of the diversion tunnels started in 1948 and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru placed the first bucket of concrete for the dam in Nov 1955. The facility uses the Sutlej River to supply drinking and irrigation water for portions of six states. The 226m high dam has a crest length of 518m.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Water Resources
Posted 9 Mar 2006

Chupki
Location: Punjab
Operator: Punjab Energy Development Agency
Configuration: 2 X 750 kW Semikaplan
Operation: 1989
T/G supplier: Triveni, Compton Greaves
EPC: Avant-Garde Engineers and Consultants
Quick facts: This is one of four minihydel plants on the Abohar Branch Canal. Development started in 1994/95 making PEDA an early adopter of canal falls power plants in India.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 27 Dec 2008

 

 

 

Mukerian
Location: Punjab
Operator: Punjab State Electricity Board
Configuration: 6 X 15 MW, 6 X 19.5 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1983-1989
T/G supplier: BHEL
Quick facts: Mukerian is one of the main hydel stations in northern Punjab and consists of four powerhouses, each with three identical sets. These are built on a 37km canal originating at the Shah-Nehar Barrage downstream of Pong Dam on the River Beas.

Photograph courtesy of Punjab State Electricity Board
Posted 6 Dec 2008

 

UBDC
Location: Punjab
Operator: Punjab State Electricity Board
Configuration: 3 X 15 MW, 3 X 15.45 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1932-1982
T/G supplier: AEI, HEL, BHEL
Quick facts: The Upper Bari Doab Canal project (UBDC) is near Pathankot in Gurdaspur Dist. The multipurpose UBDC draws water from River Ravi downstream of the Ranjit Sagar Dam at Thein. Each of the two stages has three machines located at variouys locations along the main channel.

Photograph courtesy of Punjab State Electricity Board
Posted 7 Dec 2008
 

Abbreviations:  AC = Allis Chalmers, CGE = Canadian General Electric, MELCO = Mitsubishi Electric Co, NPCC = National Projects Construction Corp Ltd, SEB = state electricity board, T/G = turbine generator, u.c. = under construction

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

Updated 12/27/08

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