Hydroelectric Plants in India - other states

Babail
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Operator: Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1.5 MW tube
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Voest, Jyoti
EPC: Punjab Power Generation Machines Ltd, Uttarakhand Irrigation Department
Quick facts: The Belka and Babail minihydel projects were approved in Sep 1986 and Babail was awarded to PGM in Sep 1988 as a Rs 6.22cr turnkey project. Both schemes were considerably delayed.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 26 Dec 2008

Belka
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Operator: Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1.5 MW tube
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Voest, Crompton Greaves, Jyoti
EPC: FCC Projects Ltd, Punjab Power Generation Machines Ltd, Uttarakhand Irrigation Department, Trilok Chand Gupta
Quick facts: The Belka and Babail minihydel projects were approved in Sep 1986 and Belka was awarded to FCC and PGM  in Jul 1988 as a total Rs 5.66cr project. Construction on Belka did not start until Dec 1996 after delays in securing forest clearance and land acquisition.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 26 Dec 2008

Bhandardara-1
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Dodson-Lindblom Hydro Power Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 14.4 MW Francis
Operation: 1984
T/G supplier: VA Tech, Elin
EPC: Central Designs Organisation Maharashtra Irrigation Dept
Quick facts: This plant was acquired in 1996 from Maharashtra Water Resources Dept and overhauled in 1997/98 with assistance from AHEC. Dodson-Lindblom is a subsidiary of Columbus, Ohio-based DLZ Corp.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 26 Dec 2008

Bhatgar
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 16 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1977
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Central Designs Organisation Maharashtra Irrigation Dept
Quick facts: Bhatgar Dam on the Velvandi River is 40km from Pune and the area around the dam is a popular tourist area. The dam is part of a what was at the time of completion the world's largest irrigation project. Known as the Lloyd Barrage, the multipurpose scheme was initiated in 1923 by Sir George Ambrose Lloyd, then Governor of Bombay and later Lord Lloyd, who served as High Commissioner for Egypt. The project was opened in Jan 1932 at a cost of $75mn. About 77,000 workers were employed for 9yrs on the Lloyd Barrage, which includes two dams and a network of canals and channels extending around 9,600km. The powerhouse was added about 40yrs after the dam was completed.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 27 Dec 2008

Burla (Hirakud-I)
Location: Odisha
Operator: Odisha Hydro Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 49.5 MW Kaplan, 2 X 32-MW Francis, 3 X 37.5-MW Kaplan
Operation: 1957-1990
T/G supplier: EE, Voith, Siemens, Hitachi
EPC: International Engineering Co, Central Water & Power Commission
Quick facts: Hirakud Dam is a composite structure on the River Mahanadi 15km upstream of Sambalpur town. It has earthfill, concrete and masonry components and measures 4.8km in length and reaches 61m in height. The main structure is flanked by earthen dykes of 10.6km (left) and 9.8km (right) between the Lamta Dunguri hills and Chandidunguri hill. Seven penstocks are embedded in the dam and connect to the Burla powerhouse. The water released from the power house is taken from the 22km power channel to the 72-MW Chiplima HPP.

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

Kalpong
Location: Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Operator: Andaman and Nicobar Electricity Dept
Configuration: 3 X 1.75 MW Francis
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Flovel
EPC: NHPC Ltd
Quick facts: This is the only hydro plant in the remote Andaman Islands. The site is in Diglipur tehsil, North Andaman district. The project utilizes the left and right forks of the Kalpong River with a 34m concrete Dam on the left fork and a 27m rockfill dam on the right fork. A link channel connects both the left fork and right fork reservoirs. An approach channel carries water from the main, left fork reservoir to an intake, which connects to 133m tunnel and then through 650m steel penstocks to the powerhouse. The project commissioned on 1 Sep 2001, 14mos ahead of schedule and was handed over on 1 Jun 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Andaman and Nicobar Electricity Dept
Posted 27 Jul 2011

Little Ranjit
Location: West Bengal
Operator: West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1 MW Pelton
Operation: 1970
T/G supplier: Voest
Quick facts: The Little Ranjit River is also known as the Chotta.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 29 Dec 2008

Lower Kolab
Location: Odisha
Operator: Meenakshi Energy Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 4-MW Kaplan
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Fouress
Quick facts: This SHP is on the Kolab River in Malkangiri Tehsil, Malkangiri Dist, 10km downstream from Middle Kolab. The project cost Rs48.90cr including transmission and should supply about 33 GWh/yr via a 50km, 132kV tieline to Jeyopore Substation. Electricity is sold to the WB government through PTC.

Photograph courtesy of Meenakshi Energy Pvt Ltd
Posted 5 Sep 2015

Matatila
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Operator: Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 10 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1965
T/G supplier: Hitachi
Quick facts: This dam was built between 1952 and 1964 on the Betwa River in the Ganga Basin.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Water Resources
Posted 12 Apr 2006

Middle Kolab
Location: Odisha
Operator: Meenakshi Energy Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 12.5-MW Kaplan
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Fouress
Quick facts: This SHP is on the Kolab River in Koraput Dist. The project cost Rs112.10cr including transmission and should supply about 89 GWh/yr via a 50km, 132kV tieline to Jeyopore Substation. Electricity is sold to the WB government through PTC.

Photograph courtesy of Meenakshi Energy Pvt Ltd
Posted 5 Sep 2015

Panchet Dam
Location: Jharkhand
Operator: Damodar Valley Corp
Configuration: 1 X 40-MW Kaplan, 1 X 40-MW Deriaz pump turbine
Operation: 1959-1991
T/G supplier: Nohab, AEG, Voest, Elin
EPC: HCCL
Quick facts: On the Panchet River, Dhanbad District

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

Samal
Location: Odisha
Operator: Orissa Power Consortium Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 4 MW S-Turbine
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: VA TECH
EPC: VA TECH
Quick facts: OPCL is a power company promoted by VBC Ferro Alloys Ltd. Samal uses releases from Samal Barrage reservoir on the Brahmani River.

Photograph courtesy of Orissa Power Consortium Ltd
Posted 15 May 2010

 

Teesa Canal Falls-II
Location: West Bengal
Operator: West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 7.5-MW MW Bulb
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: CEA, National Projects Construction Corp Ltd
Quick facts: The Teesta canal fall scheme consists of three power stations, each with three 7.5-MW units. These PS were commissioned consecutively from Oct 1997 to Aug 1999, and began commercial operation on 1 Apr 2000. The HPPs are on on the Mahananda Main Canal, which takes water from the Teesta River through the Mahananda barrage and the Teesta-Mahananda Link Canal. The project was funded by JICA. In Uttar Dinajpur Dist.

Photograph courtesy of india-wris.nrsc.gov.in
Posted 26 Sep 2015

Teesa Low Dam-III
Location: West Bengal
Operator: NHPC Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 33 MW Bulb
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: VA TECH
EPC: Patel
Quick facts: In Nov 2000, NHPC secured the Teesta Low Dam-III project on the Teesta River in Darjeeling district. This has a 32.5m dam and a surface powerhouse with four 33-MW bulb T/G sets ordered from VA TECH Hydro in Sep 2004. The project was substantially delayed and finally commissioned in May 2013 at a cost of Rs769cr. Annual production is predicted at 594 GWh in a 90% dependable year.

Photograph courtesy of Andritz
Posted 16 Mar 2014

Abbreviations

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

Updated 30-Sep-2015

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