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January 7, 2022

Dikchu, India

By Carmen

Dikchu is a 96MW hydro power project. It is located on Dikchu river/basin in Sikkim, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 96 96 Active Sikkim, India Haridwar Infrastructure; Sneha Kinetic Power


The project was developed by Haridwar Infrastructure and Sneha Kinetic Power. The project is currently owned by Sneha Kinetic Power.

Dikchu is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 4.83 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 350m. 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 length is 25m. The penstock diameter is 1.6m. The project generated 541 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $117.47m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Contractors Involved

PES Engineers was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

GE Power India was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 48MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power India supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

About Sneha Kinetic Power

Sneha Kinetic Power Company owns 96 MW Dikchu Hydroelectric Power Project, located on Dikchu river in Sikkim.


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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