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November 24, 2021

Demwe Upper, India

By Carmen

Demwe Upper is a 1,080MW hydro power project. It is planned on Lohit river/basin in Arunachal Pradesh, 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 1,080 1,080 Permitting Arunachal Pradesh, India Athena Demwe Power; Lohit Urja


The project is being developed by Athena Demwe Power and Lohit Urja. The project is currently owned by Athena Energy Ventures.

Demwe Upper is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 73.61m. The project is expected to generate 4,013.76 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,537.531m.

The hydro power project consists of 1 turbine with 80MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 5 turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 1 electric generator installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 55.6 MVA.

The project will have 5 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 333.33 MVA.

Development Status

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


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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