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January 7, 2022

Jorethang Loop, India

By Carmen

Jorethang Loop is a 96MW hydro power project. It is located on Rangit river/basin in Sikkim, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 96 96 Active Sikkim, India Dans Energy


The project is developed and owned by Dans Energy.

Jorethang Loop is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.45 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 86m and 74m respectively. 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 1 in number. The penstock length is 172.6m. The penstock diameter is 6m. The project generated 444 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $157.164m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2015.

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Contractors Involved

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 Dans Energy

Dans Energy Pvt. Ltd. is an independent power producer focusing on the development of hydro-power projects in the State of Sikkim. Currently, the company engaged in the development of proposed Jorethang Loop Hydroelectric project located in the Namchi sub-division of the West District in the state of Sikkim, 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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