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November 24, 2021

Nathpa Jhakri, India

By Carmen

Nathpa Jhakri is a 1,500MW hydro power project. It is located on Satluj river/basin in Himachal Pradesh, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1993 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2003.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,500 1,500 Active Himachal Pradesh, India

Description

The project is currently owned by SJVN.

Nathpa Jhakri is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project is 426m. 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 diameter is 4.9m. The project generated 7,050.62 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,795.39m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1993 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2003.

Power Purchase Agreement

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Kvaerner was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 250MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 6 electric generators for the project.

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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