Friday, July 24, 2009

Brief Description of Small Hydro Power Houses

1. Kanchauti(2 MW)
Kanchauti Power Station was commissioned in the year 1993 by the erstwhile U.P. Laghu Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd.at a cost of Rs. 508.29 Lacs with an installed capacity of 2 X 1000 KW.It is situated at a distance of about 30 kilometers from Dharchula on the road leading to Sobla and Dar. The project envisages the utilization of 0.616 cumecs discharge of the stream Kanchauti gad, a tributary of the river Dhauliganga. The available net head is 400 meters.

2. Chirkilla(1.5MW)

Chhirkila Power Station was commissioned in the year 1997 by the erstwhile U.P. Laghu Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd.at a cost of Rs. 450.90 Lacs with an installed capacity of 1500 KW (1X1000 KW + 1X500 KW).It is situated at a distance of about 25 kilometers from Dharchula on the road leading to Sobla and Dar. The project envisages the utilization of 0.68 cumecs discharge of the stream Duggu gad, a tributary of the river Dhauliganga. The available net head is 275 meters.

3. Kulagad(1.2MW)

Kulagad Power Station was commissioned in the year 1995 by the erstwhile U.P. Laghu Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd.at a cost of Rs. 375.85 Lacs, with installed capacity of 2X 600 KW. Kulagad Small Hydro project is situated at a distance of 12 Kms. from Dharchula on the Dharchula-Tawaghat motor road. The project envisages the utilization of 0.79 cumecs discharge of the stream Kulagad, a tributary of the river Kali. The available net head is 200 meter.

4. Relagad(3 MW)

Relagad Small Hydro Plant is situated in Dharchula tehsil of Pithoragarh district, about 260 Km from Tanakpur, the nearest rail head .The Scheme was identified by U.P.J.V.N.L.This scheme was transferred to U.P. J.V.N.L. after creation of U.P.J.V.N.L. U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. Project was commissioned in the year 2002-03  

5. Barar(0.75MW)

Barar Small Hydro Plant is located in Pithoragarh district of the State. It can be accessed by road from the Pithoragarh – Thal road .This scheme was transferred to U.P. J.V.N.L. after creation of U.P.J.V.N.L. U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. The scheme was commissioned in year 1997.
6. Kotabagh(0.20MW)
The Kotabagh Small Hydro Plant is located in Nainital district of the State. It can be accessed by road from Haldwani town, which is about 17 kms away from the station. The Scheme was identified by U.P.S.E.B. This scheme was transferred to U.P. J.V.N.L. after creation of U.P.J.V.N.L. U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. The D.P.R. was proposed by UPSEB and revised DPR was proposed by UPJVNL after its creation. 

7. Sapteshwar(0.30MW)

Sapteshwar Small hydro Plant is located in Champawat district of the State. It can be accessed by road from the Champawat - Khetikhan road. The Scheme was identified by U.P.S.E.B. This scheme was transferred to U.P. J.V.N.L. after creation of U.P.J.V.N.L. U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. The scheme was commissioned in year 1994 and is supplying electricity to near by villages. 

8. Garaon(0.3MW)

This scheme was transferred to U.P. J.V.N.L. after creation of U.P.J.V.N.L. U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. The scheme is located on Gurghatia gad, tributary of Eastern Ram Ganga River in Pithoragarh. The nearest North-Eastern Railway railhead is 245 Kms away from the scheme area at Tanakpur and can be approached by bridle path from Jainagar on Pithoragarh –Bernag mettaled Road.This power house is supplying electricity to nearby villages and through 33 KV grid to U.P.C.L.

9. Suringad(0.80MW)

Suringad SHP is approximately 10 kms away from Munshayari Town of Distt. Pithoragh.It is situated at a distance of approximately 305 Kms from Tanakpur and 302 Kms from Kathgodam which is connected mostly metalled and partially by Kachha road. The 2 X 400 KW Suringad Small Hydro Project was commissioned in November 1986 by U.P. State Electricity Board under MNP Scheme with the objective of providing electricity to Munsiyari town and nearby areas in Pithoragarh district. This scheme generates power under a net head of 151 meter. It has two Machines of leveled capacity 400 KW each.

 The SHP was designed to run in isolation mode as grid supply was not available in that area. Originally the project was prepared in the year 1978 and work was to be completed in 3 years period. But the State Govt. sanctioned the project in the year 1980 with revised cost for installing 3 machines of 250 KW each. But due to ample availability of water it was decided to install 2 X 400 KW machine.

10. Gauri(0.20MW)
The Gauri Small Hydro Plant is about 10KM. from Champawat Distt. H.Q. This is a 40-Year-old Plant, initially plant had Commercial operation since June 1965 and re-commissioned in Nov. 1999 after RMU. The Scheme was identified by UPSEB. Transferred to UPJVNL in closed condition U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal . 

11. Taleshwar(0.6MW)

The Scheme was identified by U.P.S.E.B.This scheme was transferred to U.P. J.V.N.L. after creation of U.P.J.V.N.L. U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal The scheme situated in district Pithoragarh on gad Katiyanigad a tributary of river Kaliganga at a distance of 43 Kms( 36 Kms motor raod & 7 Kms bridle road) from Pithoragarh. The nearest Northern eastern railway rail head is 193 Kms away from the scheme area at Tanakpur and can be approached upto Jhulaghat through 186 Kms motor road from Tanakpur and then to power house site through 7 Km bridle path’s .Net head of 188.80 meter is available in 2.32 Km reach of gad from the proposed weir site to the power house site. The power house was commissioned in year 2000.

12. Chharendev(0.4MW)

The Scheme was identified by U.P.S.E.B. This scheme was transferred to U.P. J.V.N.L. after creation of U.P.J.V.N.L. U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. Chharendev small hydro project is located on Sanghri gas a tributary of Kaliganga river in Pithoragarh Distt. At a distance of 35 Kms from Pithoragarh..the nearest Northern Eastren Railway railhead is 185 Kms away from the scheme area at Tanakpur and can be approached by metalled road from Pithoragarh. The power house was commissioned in year 2001.

13. Urgam(3 MW)

The Urgam Small Hydro Electric Project is situated near Helong on river Kalpganga in Distt. Chamoli. The scheme can be approachable only by 2 km. foot track from the highway to Badrinath. It is a run off the river scheme and it harness the water and head available in Kalpganga stream (a major tributary of Alaknanda river) for generation of power. On 8/9 August, 2004 due to cloud bursting the KalpGanga river brought down heavy boulders along with it and 
changed course towards power house causing extensive damages to the switch yard and flood protection works. After renovation works this plant was made operational on 15.05.08 only repair of intake works is remaining

14. Soneprayag(0.5MW)

The Soneprayag Small Plant is situated at village Soneprayag in Tehsil Ukhimath of Distt. Rudraprayag about 70 km. from Rudraprayag on Rishikesh Kedarnath road The Scheme was identified by UJVNL.U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. The scheme situated in district Rudraprayag and supply electricity near by villages

15. Tharali(0.4 MW)

The Tharali Small Hydro Plant is located about 48 Km. from Karanprayag on Karanprayag-Gwaladom road in block Tharali of Distt. Chamoli. It is reachable through 1 km foot track and about 205 Km from Rishikesh, the nearest rail headThe Scheme was identified by UPSEB.U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. The scheme situated in district Chamoli and supply electricity near by villages. Project commissioned in year March 1989 and put up commercial load on May 1989.At the time of handing over to UJVNL closed since 1994.  

16. Tilwara(0.2MW)

The Tilwara Small Hydro Plant is located on Rishikesh- Kedarnath road, about 9 KM from Rudraprayag. The Scheme was identified by UPSEB.U.P.J.V.N.L handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal. The scheme situated in district Chamoli and supply electricity near by villages. This SHP was commissioned in year May 1966 and was closed in year 1990 however restarted by UJVNL in year 2003-04.  

17. Bardinath (1.25MW)

The Badrinath Small Hydro Plant situated at a height of more then 10000 ft. in Shri Badrinath Dham. The plant remains closed since Nov. to mid May every year due to closure of Shri. Badrinath shrine The Scheme was identified by UPJVNL.U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal.DPR was prepared by UPJVNL.This project was commissioned in year 2004

18. Tapovan(0.80MW)

Tapovan S.H.P. having an installed capacity of 2 X 400 KW was developed by UP state electricity board in Dhak Gadhera a tributary of river Dhauliganga on Joshimath-Malari road in district Chamoli. The power house was connected with main road through a motorable road. The power house envisages utilization of 0.41 cumecs discharge and gross head of 293.5 M (Net head 274M) for generation of 800 KW hydroelectric power. Two machines each of 400 KW have been 
installed in power house. The power house was commissioned in 1988 and remained operational for few years. However power house became un-operational in 1995 due to major damage in power channel in slip zone but Unit No.1 is in running condition now days

19. Jummagad (1.2 MW)

The Jummagad small hydro project scheme is located near village Jumma in Chamoli Distt, which is a remote and undeveloped hilly region. Village Jumma is situated at 46 kms from Joshimath on Joshimath-Malari road and the nearest rail head is Rishikesh which is 312 Kms away. The scheme envisages utilization of 1.068 cumecs of discharge available at 75% dependability of Jummgad stream major tributary of Dhauliganga River under a net head of 143.50 meter. The project was under construction since 1991-92 and it has been put in commercial loading on 19.05.08

20. Harsil(0.2MW)

The Harsil Small Hydro Plant is situated about 75 Km. from Uttarkashi on Uttarkashi-Gangotri road about 2 Km from Harsil Township through foot track The Scheme was identified by UPSEB.This scheme was transferred to U.P. J.V.N.L. in running condition and then to U.J.V.N.L. U.P.J.V.N.L. handed over this scheme to U.J.V.N.L. after formation of Uttaranchal.The project was commissioned in year 1976 

21. Pilangad(2.25 MW)

Pilangad Small Hydro Project (2 x 1125 KW) was developed by U P Jal vidyut Nigam in district Uttarkashi. The scheme is located on Pilangad a tributary of River Bhagirathi at about 25 Kms from District Uttarkashi on Rishikesh-Gangotri National highway. Rishikesh the nearest railhead is about 200 Km. from the project. The Powerhouse is approachable from the metalled road through 1 Km. long bridle path. The Project was designed to use 2.75 cumec of discharges and 100 m of available head to generate 2250 kW of power. Pilangad SHP is under operation and is Well Synchronized with 33 KV available grid. The scheme was commissioned in 2004

22. Gangori(0.8 MW)

Gangori Mini Hydel Project (4x200 KW) was developed by erstwhile UP Electricity Board with a purpose of providing reliable source of power to Uttarkashi, the headquarter of this boarder district. The scheme is situated on Rishikesh-Gangotri highway at 155 Km from Rishikesh, the nearest rail head. Uttarkashi is the nearest is at about 4 Km downhill of the project. The installed capacity of the scheme is 800 KW (4x200 KW) and is designed to utilize 0.97 cumec of discharge and available head of 97 meter on Asiganga, a tributary of Bhagirathi. The scheme was developed in three phases. First unit of 200 KW was commissioned in March 1966, next two units were commissioned in July 1966 and last unit of 200 KW was added in March, 1987.Presently renovation works for Civil & E & M works shall are being carried out , the power house shall be commissioning in 09-10

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