Hydroelectric Plants in India - Uttarakhand

Location: Uttarakhand
Operator: Bhilangana Hydro Power Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 8-MW Francis
Operation: 2011-2012
T/G supplier: Voith, TDPS
EPC: Halcrow, Srinivasan Associates
Quick facts: Bhilangana-III is in Tehsil Ghansali, Tehri Dist on the Bhilangana Rivrer a tributary of the Bhagirathi River. The run-of-river scheme includes a divesion weir, intake and power channels, a headrace tunnel, penstocks and surfact powerhouse with horizontal sets. The BOOT project was invested by an SPV associated with Polyplex Group. The cost was about Rs275 cr.

Photograph courtesy of Voith
Posted 5 Sep 2015

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

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

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

Location: Uttarakhand
Operator: UJVN Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 66-MW Francis
Operation: 1975-1977
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Uttarakhand Irrigation Dept
Quick facts: This 630m long, 127.5m tall earthern dam on the Rambanga River was completed in 1974. It is in Garhwal district.

Photograph courtesy of india-wris.nrsc.gov.in
Posted 27 Sep 2015

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 Dist.

Photograph courtesy of Gestion Conseil SCP
Posted 26 Aug 2007

Location: Uttarakhand
Operator: GVK Industries Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 82.5-MW Francis
Operation: 2016
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, WAPCOS, Precision Infratech Pvt Ltd, NCC, GVK, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: In Mar 1998, Synergics Energy announced that its consortium with Duncans Industries known as Duncans North Hydro Power Co had signed a 30yr PPA with UPSEB for this HPP on the Alaknanda River in the Himalayas. The site had been in development since the mid-1980s, but was repeatedly delayed by lack of financing. In 1984, CEA approved the project at 200 MW. After further review, approval was given for five 66-MW units and construction started with World Bank funding. In 1990 state financial problems and the withdrawal of Bank funding put the project on hold until Aug 1994 when the state signed an MOU with Duncans for the project, which features a 90m diversion dam. At that point, the project stalled until late 2003, when Duncans signed agreements with Tata Power Co to jointly develop the plant. In 2005, however, an affiliate of GVK Power acquired Srinagar.The project achieved financial close in Aug 2007 with an estimated cost of Rs2,069cr. Punjab National Bank was the lead bank and the financing consortium also included Axis Bank Ltd and IDBI Bank Ltd. Power will be delivered to an existing 132kV switchyard at Srinagar and from there by a 60km, 500kV single-circuit line to Karnaprayag and an 80km, 400kV line to Rishikesh, both ultimately serving India’s northern regional grid.

Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 14 Nov 2015

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 india-wris.nrsc.gov.in
Re-posted 27 Sep 2015


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

Updated 14-Nov-2015