Teesta VI is a 500MW hydro power project. It is planned on Teesta river/basin in Sikkim, 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 2009 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Lanco Teesta Hydropower and is currently owned by NHPC.

Teesta VI is a run-of-river with pondage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 1.38 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 103.2m. 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 30.5m. The penstock diameter will be 4.5m. The project is expected to generate 2,400 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2009. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

Contractors involved

GE Power India will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company is expected to provide 4 units of francis turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power India is expected to supply 4 electric generators for the project.

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This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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