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November 24, 2021

Tawang II, India

By Carmen

Tawang II is an 800MW hydro power project. It is planned on Tawangchu river/basin in Arunachal Pradesh, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 800 800 Permitting Arunachal Pradesh, India NHPC

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by NHPC.

Tawang II is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 494m and 479m respectively. The project is expected to generate 3,622 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,178.76m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

Power Purchase Agreement

Assam Power Distribution, Bihar State Power Holding, Mizoram Power and Electricity Department and Uttarakhand Power are expected to be the power offtakers from the project.

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.

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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