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November 26, 2021

Bursar, India

By Carmen

Bursar is an 800MW hydro power project. It is planned on Marusudar river/basin in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 800 800 Permitting Jammu and Kashmir, India NHPC

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by NHPC.

The gross head of the project will be 255m. 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, is expected to be 4 in number. The penstock diameter will be 3.25m. The project cost is expected to be around $3,730m.

Bursar (Power House (Dam Toe) Phase-I) consists of 2 turbines with 20MW nameplate capacity.

Bursar (Power House (Dam Toe) Phase-II) consists of 2 turbines with 40MW nameplate capacity.

Bursar (Power House Complex (Lopara)) consists of 4 units of francis turbines with 170MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About NHPC

NHPC Ltd (NHPC), a Government of India Enterprise, is an energy utility that plans, promotes and organizes the development of hydro power plants. The company generates electricity using hydro, wind and solar sources. NHPC’s offerings cover the development of conventional and non-conventional sources in India and abroad. Through long-term power purchase agreements, it sells electricity to electricity utilities owned by state governments/private distribution companies on wholesale basis. The company also carries out planning of wind and tidal wave projects in the country; and has interests in various projects in under construction and under development phases. NHPC is headquartered in Faridabad, Haryana state, India.

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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