Hydro capacity accounted for 16.7% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded hydro capacity of 1,357GW. This is expected to contribute 12.6% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,555GW. Of the total global hydro capacity, 3.80% is in India. Listed below are the five largest upcoming hydro power plants by capacity in India, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global hydro power segment. Buy the latest hydro power plant profiles here.

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1. Upper Siang

The Upper Siang is a 9,750MW hydro power project located in Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is being developed by NHPC; North Eastern Electric Power. The project is currently in permitting stage. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in 2033. The project is owned by Government of Arunachal Pradesh; NHPC; North Eastern Electric Power. Buy the profile here.

2. Ippagudem Pumped Storage Project

Ippagudem Pumped Storage Project is a 3,960MW hydro power project in Telangana, India. Greenko Energies is developing this project. The project is expected to come online by 2027. The project is currently in announced stage. It is owned by Greenko Energies. Buy the profile here.

3. Etalin Project

The 3,097MW Etalin Project is located in Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is owned by Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh; Jindal Power. The hydro project is currently in permitting stage. The commercial operation of the project is expected in 2026. Etalin Hydro Electric Power is developing this project. Buy the profile here.

4. Dibang

The Dibang is a 2,880MW hydro power project. It is planned in Arunachal Pradesh, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed by NHPC. Post completion of construction, the project is expected to get commissioned by 2031. NHPC is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

5. Lower Siang

The 2,700MW hydro project, Lower Siang is expected to get commissioned by 2030. It is being developed by Jaypee Arunachal Power. The project is currently in permitting stage. Government of Arunachal Pradesh; Jaiprakash Power Ventures is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.