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November 29, 2021

Kwar, India

By Carmen

Kwar is a 540MW hydro power project. It is planned on Chenab river/basin in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 540 540 Permitting Jammu and Kashmir, India Chenab Valley Power Projects


The project is being developed by Chenab Valley Power Projects. Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development, NHPC and PTC India are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 49%, 49% and 2% respectively.

Kwar is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 56.6m. 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, is expected to be 4 in number. The penstock length will be 236m. The penstock diameter will be 5.65m. The project is expected to generate 1,975.54 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $71.125m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 135MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

About Chenab Valley Power Projects

Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt Ltd (CVPP) is a renewable energy company. The company offers various programs such as hydro based power projects, nuclear projects, and solar projects at various locations to generate and transmit the generated power. It executes projects on build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) basis. CVPP executes hydroelectric projects of Chenab river basin, Pakal Dul, Kiru, Kwar and DulHasti HE Project with an aggregate capacity of 2714 MW in Jammu and Kashmir. The company generates hydro energy from various hydroelectricity power plants at various locations. CVPP is headquartered in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, 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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