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November 24, 2021

Lagu Pahar, India

By Carmen

Lagu Pahar is a 1,500MW hydro power project. It is planned on Bokaro river/basin in Jharkhand, 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 1,500 1,500 Announced Jharkhand, India Damodar Valley

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Damodar Valley.

Lagu Pahar is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project will be 378m. 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 2 in number. The penstock length will be 564m. The penstock diameter will be 7m. The project is expected to generate 3,195 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $2,135.46m.

The hydro power project consists of 6 turbines, each with 250MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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

About Damodar Valley

Damodar Valley Corp (DVC) is a government owned multi-purpose river valley project. It generates, transmits, and supplies electricity; mines for and produces coal; manages water and conserves soil; and provides consultancy services. The company produces energy using thermal and hydro sources; and transmits that to commercial, industrial, and export and power exchange customers. DVC administers Konar, Barakar and Damodar rivers, and Tilaiya, Konar, Maithon and Panchet dams in Jharkhand. It serves commercial, industrial, and export and power exchange customers in Damodar Valley and other regions. The company has interests in Bermo open cast mine in Jharkhand. DVC 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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