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January 4, 2022

Matnar, India

By Carmen

Matnar is a 60MW hydro power project. It is planned on Indravati river/basin in Chhattisgarh, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 60 60 Permitting Chhattisgarh, India Chhattisgarh State Power Generation


The project is being developed and currently owned by Chhattisgarh State Power Generation.

Matnar is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 57.75m. 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 3 in number. The project is expected to generate 177.18 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $85.418m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

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Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company is expected to provide 3 turbines, each with 20MW nameplate capacity.

About Chhattisgarh State Power Generation

Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Ltd (CSPGCL) is a producer and supplier of power that supplies for the state of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The agency generates solar energy from various solar energy generation plants, biomass based electricity, hydroelectricity, and others. It provides various programs like hydro based power projects, nuclear projects, and solar projects at various locations to generate, transmit the generated power, and others. CSPGCL also provides services such as bill payment services, complaints, grievances, and others. CSPGCL is headquartered in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 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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