Omkareshwar is a 520MW hydro power project. It is located on Narmada river/basin in Madhya Pradesh, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2003 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2007. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by NHDC. NHDC and Government Of Madhya Pradesh are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51% and 49% respectively.

Omkareshwar is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 31.09m. 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 8 in number. The penstock diameter is 7.66m. The project generated 1,167 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $460.74m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2003 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2007.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 units of francis turbines, each with 65MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 8 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 80 MVA.

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About NHDC

NHDC Ltd (NHDC), a subsidiary of NHPC Ltd, is a hydropower and other renewable energy development company. The company offers services such as investigation, planning, research, design, and preparation of preliminary feasibility and detailed project reports, as construction, operation, and maintenance of hydroelectric power stations and projects. It also handles the commercial aspects of power sales from NHDC power stations. NHDC's Omkareshwar Power Station offers power generation and irrigation on the banks of river Narmada in districts Khandwa, Khargone, and Dhar of Madhya Pradesh. Its Indira Sagar Power Station is located at 10 Km from the village Punasa in the Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh, India. NHDC is headquartered in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.


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