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November 26, 2021

Sardar Sarovar – River Bed, India

By Carmen

Sardar Sarovar – River Bed is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is located on Narmada river/basin in Gujarat, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1987 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2005.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,200 1,200 Active Gujarat, India Jaiprakash Associates; Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam


The project was developed by Jaiprakash Associates and Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam. The project is currently owned by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam.

Sardar Sarovar – River Bed is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 5,859.03 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 224m. 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 6 in number. The penstock length is 110.6m. The penstock diameter is 7.6m. The project generated 5,216.804 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1987 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2005.

Contractors Involved

Toshiba India was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 222.22 MVA.

About Jaiprakash Associates

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (Jaypee Group) is a diversified infrastructure conglomerate. It produces and sells cement, clinker, and cement products; develops and manages hotels, golf course, resorts and spa; develops real estate; and constructs sports infrastructure and expressways. The company carries out the generation, transmission, and sale of power; civil engineering construction; manufactures and sells various fertilizers; and owns Jaypee Hospital. It has operations in Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya in India, and also in Nepal and Bhutan. Jaypee Group is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

About Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. is an organization formed to develop the area around river Narmada.


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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