Kamala HEP is a 1,800MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kamala river/basin in Arunachal Pradesh, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2031. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by NHPC. Jindal Power and NHPC are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 74% and 26% respectively.

Kamala HEP is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 623.58 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 154.17m. 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 1 in number. The penstock length will be 166m. The penstock diameter will be 4m. The project is expected to generate 7,338.1 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 36MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 8 turbines, each with 216MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2031.

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About NHPC

NHPC Ltd (NHPC), a Government of India Enterprise, is an energy utility that plans, promotes and organizes the development of hydro power plants. The company also generates electricity using hydro, wind and solar sources. NHPC’s offerings cover the development of conventional and non-conventional sources in India and abroad. Through long-term power purchase agreements, it sells electricity to electricity utilities owned by state governments/private distribution companies on a wholesale basis. It also carries out business operations which include planning of wind and tidal wave projects in the country; and has interests in various projects in under construction and under development phases. NHPC is headquartered in Faridabad, Haryana, India.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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