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November 29, 2021

Purulia PSP, India

By Carmen

Purulia PSP is a 900MW hydro power project. It is located on Kestobazar nala river/basin in West Bengal, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2007.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 900 900 Active West Bengal, India NHPC; West Bengal State Electricity Distribution


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. The project cost is $1,444.5m.

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.

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 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 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 state, India.

About West Bengal State Electricity Distribution

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (WBSEDCL) is a power utility that distributes electricity. The utility offers services such as power and electricity supplying 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 scheme (IPDS), rural electrification projects and others. WBSEDCL also provides energy awareness, and tips to conserve energy through its online website. The utility offers services through a network of zones, distribution divisions, regional offices and customer care centers. WBSEDCL is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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