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November 29, 2021

Nakthan, India

By Carmen

Nakthan is a 460MW hydro power project. It is planned on Beas river/basin in Himachal Pradesh, 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 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 460 460 Permitting Himachal Pradesh, India Himachal Pradesh Power

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Himachal Pradesh Power.

Nakthan is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 696.08m and 676.7m respectively. 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 1,848.38m. The penstock diameter will be 4.2m. The project is expected to generate 1,535.11 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $657.538m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 115MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

About Himachal Pradesh Power

Himachal Pradesh Power Corp Ltd (HPPCL) a power generating company that provides hydro power development services. The company plans, promotes and organizes the development of all aspects of hydroelectric power on behalf of Himachal Pradesh State Government GoHP. It offers Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board HPSEB in Himachal Pradesh, among others. HPPCL also diversifies its power development activities in other areas such as thermal, renewable sources of energy, solar power, and others. The company provides projects portfolio such as Shongtong Karcham HEP, Sainj HEP, Chirgaon Majhgaon HEP, Sawra Kuddu HEP, Kashang HEP, Renuka Ji Dam HEP, and others. HPPCL is headquartered in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 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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