Himachal Pradesh plans 22 eco-friendly projects, having capacity of 300 MW, including hydropower.

Himachal Pradesh plans 22 eco-friendly projects, having capacity of 300 MW, including hydropower.

A statement issued by Himachal Pradesh government said that it generated Rs 3,345 crore revenue in the last four years by selling electricity. The official statement further mentioned that efforts are being made to involve global players so that identified hydel potential of the state could be exploited more efficiently and effectively. As of now, the […]

Indian state allots 95 small hydropower projects for development.

Indian state allots 95 small hydropower projects for development.

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has allotted 95 small hydropower projects with overall capacity of 197.695 MW for development. Of these, 74 projects with capacity of 126.695 MW were allotted to Himichali companies and 21 projects of 76 MW to non-Himichali companies. Each project allotted can have no more than 5 MW of total capacity. If […]

BHEL to rehab 180-MW Baira Siul hydropower plant in India for US$19.9 million.

BHEL to rehab 180-MW Baira Siul hydropower plant in India for US$19.9 million.

On Sept. 9, India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) announced it has signed an agreement with New Delhi-based Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), also state-owned, to rehabilitate and upgrade the 180-MW Baira Siul hydropower station in Himachal Pradesh, India. NHPC said the contract award is Rs 132.74 crore (US$19.9 million). According to NHPC, the Baira […]

India’s I A Energy commissions 36-MW Chanju 1 hydroelectric plant.

India’s I A Energy commissions 36-MW Chanju 1 hydroelectric plant.

India’s 36-MW Chanju 1 hydroelectric plant was commissioned this week, according to a statement from power and water consulting firm Entura. The run-of-river project is located in the northern Himachal Pradesh state and was developed by I A Energy, which won the rights to the project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis following a state auction in […]

Cabinet relaxes hydropower policy.

Cabinet relaxes hydropower policy.

100 units of free electricity per month to families affected by power projects Paving way for some important changes in the hydropower policy 2006, the Cabinet today gave nod for transfer of shares in hydro-power projects up to five MW by Himachalis to non-Himachalis after levying of fees and it has also been decided to […]