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January 11, 2022

Malana, India

By Carmen

Malana is an 86MW hydro power project. It is located on Malana river/basin in Himachal Pradesh, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 86 86 Active Himachal Pradesh, India Malana Power


The project was developed by Malana Power. LNJ Bhilwara Group and SN Power are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51% and 49% respectively.

Malana is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 2.35 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 480m. The penstock length is 850m. The penstock diameter is 2.2m. The project generated 350 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $70m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to PTC India under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 43MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

About Malana Power

Malana Power Company Ltd (MPCL) a subsidiary of Bhilwara Energy Limited, is an alternative energy company that operates hydro power plant. The company provides hydroelectric power generation; and equipment such as two 43 mw vertical 6-jet, 850 m steel penstock, pelton units, and surface powerhouse. It offers power generation, construction, development, management, and operations of power plant. MPCL operates Malana Hydro Electric project which is located on the river of Malana in the Kullu district which holds a capacity of generating 86 MW of power. The company’s Malana Hydroelectric Plant supports to meet the power shortages in the northern region of about 1500 mw of electircity. MPCL is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 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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