Karcham Wangtoo is a 1,045MW hydro power project. It is located on Sutlej river/basin in Himachal Pradesh, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Jaiprakash Power Ventures and is currently owned by JSW Hydro Energy with a stake of 100%.

Karcham Wangtoo is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 298.73m and 275.93m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 4 in number. The penstock length is 290.5m. The penstock diameter is 4.75m. The project generated 4,463.88 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.

Power purchase agreement

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, Punjab State Power and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 255MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 340 MVA.

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About Jaiprakash Power Ventures

Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (Jaiprakash Power) is a power utility. It plans, develops, implements and operates electric projects. The company produces electricity using hydro and coal sources. Jaiprakash Power also has development interests in the Hirong hydroelectric project and the Lower Siang project in Arunachal Pradesh and Kynshi and Umngot plants in Meghalaya. The company operates Bina Thermal Power Project and Nigrie Coal fired Thermal Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh, it also operates Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric project at Chamoli in Uttarakhand. Through Jaypee Powergrid Limited, it also transmits power to distribution and consumption utilities in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. The company also carries out cement grinding and coal mining operations. Jaiprakash Power is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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