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November 29, 2021

Baglihar, India

By Carmen

Baglihar is a 900MW hydro power project. It is located on Chenab river/basin in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 900 900 Active Jammu and Kashmir, India

Description

The project is currently owned by Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development.

Baglihar is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 475 million cubic meter. 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 3 in number. The penstock diameter is 5.5m. The project generated 4,182 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

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Power Purchase Agreement

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Jaiprakash Associates was selected to render EPC services for the Baglihar (Baglihar Phase – I).

Baglihar (Baglihar Phase – I) is equipped with Andritz Hydro francis turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 150MW nameplate capacity.

Baglihar (Baglihar Phase -II) is equipped with Andritz Hydro francis turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 151MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 3 electric generators for the Baglihar (Baglihar Phase – I).

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 3 electric generators for the Baglihar (Baglihar Phase -II). The generator capacity is 168 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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