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November 24, 2021

Turga, India

By Carmen

Turga is a 1,000MW hydro power project. It is planned on Turga Nala river/basin in West Bengal, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2021 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2028.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,000 1,000 Permitting West Bengal, India Electricite de France

Description

The project is being developed by Electricite de France and is currently owned by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution.

Turga is a pumped storage project. The net head of the project will be 146.4m. 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, is expected to be 2 in number. The penstock length will be 224.37m. The penstock diameter will be 9m. The project is expected to generate 1,825 MWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $971.474m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 250MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 4 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 306 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2021. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2028.

About Electricite de France

Electricite de France SA (EDF) is an integrated electricity provider. It has operations in the generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply, trading, energy services and other related services. The company produces electricity using nuclear, hydro, gas, fuel oil, coal and other renewable sources. EDF also carries out hydrocarbon exploration and production, waste recovery, gas supply, provides energy and environmental services, and manages heating and cooling networks, produces renewable energies, and industrial utilities. The company serves various residential, industrial, commercial, local authorities, companies and professionals in Africa, Asia, North America, Europe and other regions. EDF is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

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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