Sardar Sarovar – River Bed is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is located on Narmada river/basin in Gujarat, 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 1987 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2005. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Jaiprakash Associates and Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam. The project is currently owned by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam.

Sardar Sarovar - River Bed is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 5,859.03 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 224m. 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 6 in number. The penstock length is 110.6m. The penstock diameter is 7.6m. The project generated 5,216.804 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1987 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2005.

Contractors involved

Toshiba India was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 222.22 MVA.

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About Jaiprakash Associates

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (Jaypee Group) is a diversified infrastructure conglomerate. It produces and sells cement, clinker, and cement products; develops and manages hotels, golf course, resorts and spa; develops real estate; and constructs sports infrastructure and expressways. The company carries out the generation, transmission, and sale of power; civil engineering construction; manufactures and sells various fertilizers; and owns Jaypee Hospital. It has operations in Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya in India, and in Nepal and Bhutan. Jaypee Group is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

About Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. is an organization formed to develop the area around river Narmada.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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