Teesta Lower IV is a 160MW hydro power project. It is located on Teesta 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 2016. Buy the profile here.

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The project is currently owned by NHPC.

Teesta Lower IV is a run-of-river with pondage project. The net head of the project is 25.05m. 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 4 in number. The penstock length is 45m. The penstock diameter is 7m. The project generated 720 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2016.

Power purchase agreement

GRIDCO and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of kaplan turbines, each with 40MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

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This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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