Kwar is a 540MW hydro power project. It is planned on Chenab river/basin in Jammu and Kashmir, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Chenab Valley Power Projects. NHPC and Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51% and 49% respectively.

Kwar is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 56.6m. 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 236m. The penstock diameter will be 5.65m. The project is expected to generate 1,975.54 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 135MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

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About Chenab Valley Power Projects

Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt Ltd (CVPP) is a renewable energy company. The company offers various programs such as hydro based power projects, nuclear projects, and solar projects at various locations to generate and transmit the generated power. It executes projects on build, operate and maintain (BOOM) basis. CVPP executes hydroelectric projects of Chenab river basin, Pakal Dul, Kiru, Kwar and DulHasti HE Project with an aggregate capacity of 2714 MW in Jammu and Kashmir. The company generates hydro energy from various hydroelectricity power plants at various locations. CVPP is headquartered in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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