Purulia PSP is a 900MW hydro power project. It is located on Kestobazar nala river/basin in West Bengal, 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. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2007. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by NHPC and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 67% and 33% respectively.

Purulia PSP is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 16.5 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 177m. 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 2 in number. The penstock diameter is 7.7m. The project generated 637 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2007.

Contractors involved

Toshiba India was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 225MW nameplate capacity.

Toshiba India supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 280 MVA.

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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 wholesale basis. The company also carries out business operations which includes 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.

About West Bengal State Electricity Distribution

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (WBSEDCL) is a power utility that distributes electricity. The company offers services such as power and electricity supply and distribution, distribution and hydro generation of electricity, energy conservation, rural electrification, energy safety tips and other electricity-related services. It operates hydel projects, information technology projects, distribution projects, integrated power development schemes (IPDS), rural electrification projects and others. WBSEDCL also provides energy awareness and tips to conserve energy through its online website. The company offers services through a network of zones, distribution divisions, regional offices and customer care centers. WBSEDCL is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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