Panchgotia is a 225MW hydro power project. It is planned on Karsotha Nallah river/basin in Bihar, India. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2027.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 225 225 Announced Bihar, India Bihar State Hydroelectric Power


The project is being developed and currently owned by Bihar State Hydroelectric Power.

Panchgotia is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 5.54 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 110m. 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 penstock length will be 106.5m. The penstock diameter will be 6m. The project is expected to generate 493 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $122.475m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 75MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2027.


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