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November 29, 2021

Kol, India

By Carmen

Kol is an 800MW hydro power project. It is located on Satluj river/basin in Himachal Pradesh, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 800 800 Active Himachal Pradesh, India NTPC

Description

The project is developed and owned by NTPC.

Kol is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 560 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 144m and 131.2m 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 4 in number. The penstock length is 400m. The penstock diameter is 6.45m. The project generated 3,225 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $965.974m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Power Purchase Agreement

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

About NTPC

NTPC Ltd (NTPC) is an energy conglomerate. It has presence in the entire value chain of the power generation business. The company produces electricity and sells that to state power utilities on wholesale basis. NTPC generates electric power using the coal, gas, liquid fuel, hydro and renewable sources. It has interests in various power plants under development and implementation stages. The company also provides consultancy, project management and supervision; holds interests in coal mining blocks; and carries out energy trading, oil and gas exploration, training of power professionals, rural electrification, ash utilisation and coal mining. NTPC is headquartered in New Delhi, 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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