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January 7, 2022

Obra Dam, India

By Carmen

Obra Dam is a 99MW hydro power project. It is located on Rihand river/basin in Uttar Pradesh, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1970.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 99 99 Active Uttar Pradesh, India

Description

The project is currently owned by Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam.

Obra Dam is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 211 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 20.4m. 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 project generated 199.66 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1970.

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Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines, each with 33MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied electric generator(s) 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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