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November 26, 2021

Teesta III, India

By Carmen

Teesta III is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is located on Teesta river/basin in Sikkim, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,200 1,200 Active Sikkim, India Teesta Urja


The project was developed by Teesta Urja. Government of Sikkim, Asian Genco, PTC India and Athena Projects Private are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 60.08%, 24.98%, 5.62% and 2.72% respectively.

Teesta III is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 5.08 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 817m and 778m 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 3.8m. The project generated 5,214 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,794.768m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Power Purchase Agreement

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

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

Andritz Hydro supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 36.67 MVA.

Andritz Hydro is the O&M contractor for the hydro power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2017, for a period of 5 years.

About Teesta Urja

Teesta Urja Limited is hydro power company, engaged in the development of Teesta Stage-III H.E.P. The power generation potential of the Teesta Basin is estimated 7046 MW of which only 510 MW is presently under development.


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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