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

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 Kaplan
Operation: 1987-1995
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: 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 run-of-the river scheme include a 53m high concrete gravity dam, a 10km long, 3.3m diameter horse-shoe shaped headrace tunnel, a 111m high, 9m surge shaft, a 2.4m diameter circular steel lined pressure shaft, and a surface power house with short three tailrace outlet channels. Annual production is estimated to be 534 GWh in a 90% dependable year.

Photograph courtesy of NHPC Ltd
Posted 15 Aug 2010

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.

Photograph courtesy of NHPC Ltd
Posted 29 May 2017

Abbreviations

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

Updated 29-May-2017

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