Hydroelectric Plants in India - Jammu & Kashmir

Athwatoo
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: Magpie Hydel Construction Operation and Industries Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 5 MW Francis
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Mecamidi
EPC: Magpie Hydel Construction Operation
Quick facts: This SHP near Bandipore in north Kashmir. It cost Rs80cr and was built in 2yrs, 9mos. J&K Bank has a 70% stake in the project and made a 10yr loan to the developer. Magpie also has to pay a 12% royalty to the state government.

Photograph courtesy of Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd
Posted 8 Jun 2013

Baglihar
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Corp
Configuration: 3 X 150 MW Francis
Operation: 2009-2010
T/G supplier: Vevey, Siemens
EPC: Voith, Jaiprakash Associates
Quick facts: In Apr 1999, the main EPC contract was signed with for the Baglihar HPP. This is one of two large projects on the Chenab River in Doda district, both subject to the Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan which regulates live storage volumes. This made the projects the subject of considerable political controversy. Each were originally developed by NHPC, but were later passed over to state-owned JKPDC for implementation. Baglihar is located upstream of NHPC’s Salal power station about 150km from Jammu city. The concrete gravity dam is 145m high and 317m long. A similiarly-sized Phase-II is in development.

Photograph courtesy of Andritz
Posted 2 Mar 2013

Chenani-1
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: Jammu & Kashmir Power Development Corp
Configuration: 5 X 4.66 MW Pelton
Operation: 1971
T/G supplier: Ganz
EPC: Central Designs Organisation Maharashtra Irrigation Dept
Quick facts: The Chenani I&II projects in Udhampur district were inaugurated in 1971 by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. They were closed on 25 Feb 2005 following a landslide that damaged a 700m diversion tunnel. Repairs were completed at a cost of Rs 8cr and the plants put back in service in Jun 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 27 Dec 2008

Dulhasti
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: NHPC Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 130-MW Francis
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: Neyrpic
EPC: Coyne & Bellier, Cegelec, Sogea, Jaiprakash Industries
Quick facts: In 1992, construction stopped at the Dulhasti plant in Kishtwar district when DSB, the French consortium building the plant, pulled out after the abduction of one of their engineers by local militants. The contract was later terminated by NHPC, who took over the scheme and in 1998 appointed an Indian team including Jypee to complete the plant. The main components are a 65m high, 186m long concrete gravity dam across the River Chenab, a 10.5km headrace tunnel, an underground powerhouse, and a 300m tailrace tunnel. The first machine was finally synchronized in Feb 2007 and the entire project was dedicated in April 2008 by India’s Prime Minister, 25yrs and one week after the foundation stone was laid in Apr 1983. At that time, the cost was estimated to be Rs183cr, but at completion the cost was said to be Rs5,228cr.

Photograph courtesy of NHPC Ltd
Posted 4 Jul 2017

Jammu Canal
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: Jammu & Kashmir Power Development Corp
Configuration: 2 X 500 kW Francis
Operation: 1957
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This power station has been out of service since 1995.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 27 Dec 2008

Nimoo Bazgo
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: NHPC Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 15-MW Francis
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Hindustan Construction Co Ltd
Quick facts: In May 2004, two medium-sized NHPC projects received TEC in J&K’s remote and mountainous Ladakh division. These are Nimoo Bazgo in Leh district (45 MW), and Chutak in Kargil district (44 MW). The sites were logistically challenging and account for the high investment costs of around $150mn for each plant. Another $109mn was spent on a 220kV single-circuit line with four 220/20-kV substations. Civil works for both plants were contracted to Hindustan Construction in Sep 2006.

Photograph courtesy of NHPC Ltd
Posted 29 May 2017

Salal
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: National Hydro Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 115-MW Francis
Operation: 1987-1995
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Central Electricity Authority, Hindustan Construction, NPCC
Quick facts: This complex on the Chenab River has a 118m high, 630m long rockfill dam and a 113m high, 450m long concrete dam plus an 11m, 2,46km tailrace tunnel. The reservoir is 33km long. Project development started in 1970, but it took eight years to negotiate the Salal Dam Agreement with Pakistan.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Water Resources
Posted 14 Apr 2006

Sewa-II
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: NHPC Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 40 MW Pelton
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Gammon India, Patel Engineering
Quick facts: On 26 Jul 2010, NHPC commissioned Sewa-II on the Sewa River between the villages of Gatti and Mashka villages, Basoli tehsil, Kathua district. Major components of this ROR scheme include a 53m high concrete gravity dam, a 10km long, 3.3m diameter horse-shoe shaped HRT, a 111m high, 9m surge shaft, a 2.4m diameter circular steel- lined pressure shaft, and a surface power house with three tailrace outlet channels. Annual production is estimated to be 534 GWh in a 90% dependable year. Sewa-II has three 132kV tie-lines to the grod, one of which is double circuit.

Photograph courtesy of NHPC Ltd
Posted 15 Aug 2010

>Uri-I
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: NHPC Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 120-MW Francis
Operation: 1997
T/G supplier: Kvaerner Boving, ABB Generation AB
EPC: SWECO, Skansa, NCC
Quick facts: Uri-I is a ROR scheme on the River Jhelum in Baramulla district. The project has a 21.5m tall, 95m barrage, a 10.7km long horseshoe-shaped HRT, a 254m long pressure shaft, four 283m long, 5m diameter penstocks, and an underground power house. The cotract was awarded on 22 Nov 1989 and the last unit was completed in Apr 1997. Design production is 2,587 GWh in a 90% dependable year. Funding was from mixed credits from Sida, BITS, ABSEK, ODA and Commercial Banks plus locafunding from the GOI and NHPC including secured loans and corporate bonds. The final cost was INR 33,880mn inclusive of land, transmission, and IDC

Photograph courtesy of NHPC Ltd
Posted 4 Jul 2017

   

Uri-II
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Operator: NHPC Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 60-MW Francis
Operation: 2013-2014
T/G supplier: APIL
EPC: Hindustan Construction Co Ltd, OM Metals Infrastructure
Quick facts: In Sep 2005, NHPC started construction on Uri-II immediately downstream of Uri-I and using that project's tail waterwith a gross head of about 130m. The site is 1.25km downstream of the confluence of Goalta Nallah and Jhelum River, close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the frontier with China. Uri-II has a 52m concrete gravity dam, a 4.2km headrace tunnel, and an underground powerhouse. The work was set-back by an earthquake in the area in Oct 2005. All four units were declared in commercial operation on 1 Mar 2014.

Photograph courtesy of NHPC Ltd
Posted 29 May 2017

Abbreviations

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

Updated 04-Jul-2017

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