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January 5, 2022

Sainj, India

By Carmen

Sainj is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Sainj river/basin in Himachal Pradesh, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active Himachal Pradesh, India Himachal Pradesh Power

Description

The project is developed and owned by Himachal Pradesh Power.

Sainj is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project is 397.36m. The project generated 322 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $126.119m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2017.

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Contractors Involved

Hindustan Construction and Voith Hydro Holding were selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 55.56 MVA.

About Himachal Pradesh Power

Himachal Pradesh Power Corp Ltd (HPPCL) a power generating company that provides hydro power development services. The company plans, promotes and organizes the development of all aspects of hydroelectric power on behalf of Himachal Pradesh State Government GoHP. It offers Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board HPSEB in Himachal Pradesh, among others. HPPCL also diversifies its power development activities in other areas such as thermal, renewable sources of energy, solar power, and others. The company provides projects portfolio such as Shongtong Karcham HEP, Sainj HEP, Chirgaon Majhgaon HEP, Sawra Kuddu HEP, Kashang HEP, Renuka Ji Dam HEP, and others. HPPCL is headquartered in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Methodology

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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