Major Hydro Power Plants in India

Major Hydro Power Plants Map

Major Hydro Power Plants Map
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Hydro power is considered as one of the most economic and non polluting sources of energy. Power generated from water is termed as Hydroelectricity. Hydro electricity means electricity generated by hydropower or from the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. One of the most common forms of power generation since this form of energy neither produces any direct waste matter nor is subjected to exhaustion.

The potential for hydro-electric potential in terms of installed capacity in India is estimated to be about 148,700 MW out of which a capacity of 42,783 MW (28.77%) has been developed so far and 13,616 MW (9.2 %) of capacity is under construction.

Below is a list of the Major Hydro Power Plants in India

NameOperatorLocationConfigurationImportant Facts
Tehri Dam (3 Stages) THDC Limited, UttarakhandUttarakhand2400 MWTehri Dam Hudro Electric project is the highest Hydal project in India commissioned in 2006. Its construction started in 1978 with the technical collaboration from the USSR.
Koyna Hydroelectric Project (4 Stages)MAHAGENCO, Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd. Maharashtra1960 MWThe Koyna Hydro electric project is the largest completed Hydal power project in India. The dam is constructed across Koyna river in Maharashtra.
Srisailam APGENCOAndhra Pradesh 1670 MWSrisailam Dam is constructed on the Krishna River in the border districts between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana districts Kurnool and Mahabubnagar districts respectively. It is the second largest working hydro electric power project in India.
Nathpa Jhakri (6 Turbinesx25 MW) Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Himachal Pradesh 1500 MWThe Nathpa Jhakri dam is concrete gravity dam constructed across Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh.
Sardar Sarovar Dam, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam LtdNavagam, Gujarat1450 MWThe Sardar Sarovar Dam is the largest dam of Narmada Valley Project, is a concrete gravity dam on the Narmada river near Navagam in Gujarat.
Bhakra Nangal Dam (Gobind Sagar) Bhakra Beas Management BoardSutlej River, Bilaspur - Himachal Pradesh1325 MWBhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam built across Sutlej River at Bhakra villege in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh. The power generated here is shared between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and most of the outflow water is used by Punjab and Haryana for irrigation.
Chamera I NHPC LimitedHimachal Pradesh 1071 MWChamera Dam is a hydroelectric project on river Ravi, which is located near Dalhousie town in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.
Sharavathi Project Karnataka Power Corporation LimitedKarnataka 1035 MWSharavathi Dam, officially known as the Linganamakki Reservoir, is built across Sharavathi river, about 6 kilometers away from Jog Falls.
Indira Sagar Dam, Narmada River Narmada Valley Development AuthorityMadhya Pradesh 1000 MWThe Indirasagar Dam is a multipurpose project of Madhya Pradesh on the Marmada river at Narmadanagar, Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.
Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric PlantJaypee GroupHimachal Pradesh 1000 MWThe Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Plant is a 1200 MW run of the river power station on the Sutlej river in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
Dehar (Pandoh) Power Project Bhakra Beas Management BoardHimachal Pradesh 990 MWThe Pandoh Dam is built across Beas river in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. It was commissioned in 1977 for the primary purpose of hydroelectric power generation.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam Guntur Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited Andhra Pradesh 960 MWNagarjuna Sagar Dam Reservoir is created by NJ Sagar dam built across Krishna river, spread in the Nalgonda district of Telangana and Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh states. The dam was commissioned in 1967.
Purulia Pass West Bengal Electricity Distribution CompanyWest bengal 900 MWPurulia Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant of West Bengal State Electric Distribution Company Limited is a project that can generate up to 900 MW power by discharging stored water from Upper Dam to Lower Dam through reversible pump turbine generator.
Idukki Kerala State Electricity BoardKerala 780 MWIdukki Dam is built across Periyar River in Idukki district of Kerala. Commissioned in 1976 and dedicated to nation by then Prime Minister Smt.Indira Gandi, It is the largest source of electricity in the state
Salal I & II NHPC LimitedJammu & Kashmir 690 MWSalal Hydroelectric Power Station Stage-I and Stage-II is constructed on Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir.
Upper Indravati Odisha Hydro Power CorporationOrissa 600 MWUpper Indravati Dam is is a gravity dam on Indravati river with installed capacity of 600 MW.
Ranjit Sagar Dam Punjab State Power Corporation Limited Punjab 600 MWRanjit Sagar Dam, also known as Thein Dam, is part of hydro electric cum irrigation purpose dam constructed by the govt of Punjab on the Ravi River in Punjab.
Omkareshwar Narmada Hydroelectric Development CorporationMadhya Pradesh 520MWOmkareshwar Dam is a gravity dam on Narmada river in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. Its hydroelectric power station has an installed capacity of 520 MW.
Belimela Dam Odisha Hydro Power CorporationOrissa 510 MWThe Belimela Reservoir is constructed in Malkangiri district of Odisha on the river Sileru, a tributary of Godavari river. Belimela is a joint project of Andhra Pradesh and Orisha governments.
Teesta Dam NHPC LimitedSikkim 510 MWTeesta-V is one of six hydropower projects in river Teesta in East Sikkim district with three turbines with a total installed capacity of 510 MW.

Last Updated on : February 16, 2022