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November 24, 2021

Bandhu, India

By Carmen

Bandhu is a 900MW hydro power project. It is planned on Bandhu river/basin in West Bengal, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 900 900 Permitting West Bengal, India West Bengal State Electricity Distribution


The project is being developed and currently owned by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution.

Bandhu is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 14.75 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 215m and 170m respectively. The project is expected to generate 1,898 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,281.276m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 225MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

About West Bengal State Electricity Distribution

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (WBSEDCL) is a power utility that distributes electricity. The utility offers services such as power and electricity supplying and distribution, distribution and hydro generation of electricity, energy conservation, rural electrification, energy safety tips and other electricity related services. It operates hydel projects, information technology projects, distribution projects, integrated power development scheme (IPDS), rural electrification projects and others. WBSEDCL also provides energy awareness, and tips to conserve energy through its online website. The utility offers services through a network of zones, distribution divisions, regional offices and customer care centers. WBSEDCL is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


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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