Hydroelectric Power Plants in India - Uttarakhand

Birahiganga
Location: Uttarakhand
Operator: Birahiganga Hydro Power Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 2.4-MW Francis
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: HPP Energy (India) Pvt Ltd
EPC: Dr Hutarew & Partner (India) Pvt Ltd
Quick facts: This SHP is in Chamoli Dist, 7km from Chamoli Towm. Construction started at the end of Dec 2005. The project cost Rs 6500 lacs and connects at 33kV to Kothiyalsain Substation.

Photograph courtesy of Supra Group
Posted 15 Aug 2012

Galogi
Location: Uttarakhand
Operator: Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1 MW, 2 X 500 kW Pelton
Operation: 1907-1914
T/G supplier: Boving
Quick facts: This plant on the Bhatta River in Dehradun District is considered India’s second oldest hydroelectric plant. In 1998, SCP and Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC) University of Roorkee completed mechanical, civil and electrical repairs for the power station. Funding for the project was from CIDA.

Photograph courtesy of Gestion Conseil SCP
Posted 26 Aug 2007

Dhauliganga
Location: Uttarakhand
Operator: NHPC Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 70 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Electrowatt, Kajima, Daewoo, Samsung, Hindustan Construction
Quick facts: This run-of-the-river scheme is on the Dhauliganga River, a tributary of the Kali on the Indo-Nepal border. It was authorized in Apr 1991 at a cost of Rs 602 crore and construction started in Feb 2000. Civil works include a 56m concrete face rock-fill dam, a 5.29km headrace tunnel, and an underground powerhouse, all built in very difficult terrain in the Indian Himalayas. The project is designed to generate 1,134 GWh/yr with grid connection via a 300km, double-circuit 220kV transmission line to Bareilly set up by Power Grid Corp Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of National Hydroelectric Power Corp
Posted 19 Apr 2006

Sobla
Location: Uttarakhand
Operator: Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 3 MW Francis
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Kvaerner
Quick facts: This plant is on the Dhauliganga River in Pithoragarh District. It is scheduled for overhaul and modernization by 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Gestion Conseil SCP
Posted 26 Aug 2007

Tehri Dam
Location: Uttarakhand
Operator: THDC Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 250 MW Francis
Operation: 2006-2007
T/G supplier: Kharkov, UETM
EPC: Hydropower Institute, National Projects Construction Corp Ltd
Quick facts: The two-stage, Tehri dam and hydro project is on the Bhagirathi River. The 260.5m rockfill dam was the largest in Asia at completion. The scheme was first contemplated in 1949, but development took over 50yrs and was the target of extended protests by local citizen groups. Final approvals for construction were in 1990. In 1996, the protests forced the Indian Prime Minister to appoint an expert committee to review the project, but the results were inconclusive and final appeals were dismissed in the fall of 2003. The second phase consists of a pumped-storage power plant with four more 250-MW sets.

Photograph courtesy of eUttaranchal
Posted 29 Jul 2006

Abbreviations

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

Updated 15-Aug-2012

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