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Loktak Downstream HEP is a 66MW hydro power project. It is planned on Leimatak river/basin in Manipur, 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. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2028. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric. NHPC and Government of Manipur are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 74% and 26% respectively.

Loktak Downstream HEP is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 144m and 112m respectively. 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 diameter will be 4.8m. The project is expected to generate 334.22 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 33MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 2 electric generators that will be installed at the project site.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2028.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Manipur State Power Distribution under a power purchase agreement. The offtake capacity is expected to be 66MW.

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About Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric

Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corporation Ltd. is joint venture bitween National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd and Manipur government to overcome the power shortage. It was engaged into power generation. The company is based in India.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.