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November 24, 2021

Kulbera, India

By Carmen

Kulbera is a 1,110MW hydro power project. It is planned in West Bengal, India. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2027 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2031.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,110 1,110 Announced West Bengal, India West Bengal State Electricity Distribution

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution.

Kulbera is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project will be 154m. The project cost is expected to be around $1,580.24m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2027. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2031.

About West Bengal State Electricity Distribution

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (WBSEDCL) is a power utility that distributes electricity. The utility offers services such as power and electricity supplying and distribution, distribution and hydro generation of electricity, energy conservation, rural electrification, energy safety tips and other electricity related services. It operates hydel projects, information technology projects, distribution projects, integrated power development scheme (IPDS), rural electrification projects and others. WBSEDCL also provides energy awareness, and tips to conserve energy through its online website. The utility offers services through a network of zones, distribution divisions, regional offices and customer care centers. WBSEDCL is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, 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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