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January 5, 2022

Loktak HEP, India

By Carmen

Loktak HEP is a 105MW hydro power project. It is located on Loktak river/basin in Manipur, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1971 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1983.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 105 105 Active Manipur, India


The project is currently owned by NHPC.

Loktak HEP is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 298m. 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 3 in number. The penstock length is 1,346m. The penstock diameter is 2.286m. The project generated 448 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $119m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1971 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1983.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Assam Power Distribution under a power purchase agreement for a period of 35 years, starting from 2016.

Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 35MW nameplate capacity.

Power Machines supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 39 MVA.


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