Vishnuprayag is a 400MW hydro power project. It is located on Alakhnanda / Ganga river/basin in Uttarakhand, 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 2006. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Jaiprakash Power Ventures.

Vishnuprayag is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 955m and 915m 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, are 3 in number. The penstock diameter is 1.85m. Vishnuprayag underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2013-2014. The project generated 1,774.4 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $370.557m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2006.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Uttar Pradesh Power under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.038kWh for a period of 30.00 years, starting from 2007.

Contractors involved

GE Power India was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pelton turbines, each with 100MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power India supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

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About Jaiprakash Power Ventures

Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (Jaiprakash Power) is a power utility. It plans, develops, implements and operates electric projects. The company produces electricity using hydro and coal sources. Jaiprakash Power also has development interests in the Hirong hydroelectric project and the Lower Siang project in Arunachal Pradesh and Kynshi and Umngot plants in Meghalaya. The company operates Bina Thermal Power Project and Nigrie Coal fired Thermal Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh, it also operates Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric project at Chamoli in Uttarakhand. Through Jaypee Powergrid Limited, it also transmits power to distribution and consumption utilities in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. The company also carries out cement grinding and coal mining operations. Jaiprakash Power is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.


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