NTPC to build 520 MW hydro power projects in Himachal Pradesh

NTPC Ltd, formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation, took another step in its journey towards reducing its dependence on coal-fired plants by signing an agreement to develop two hydropower stations with a combined capacity of 520 MW. The two projects, for which NTPC has signed agreements with the Himachal Pradesh government, can be classified […]

India to add 34.5 GW of hydroelectric capacity in 10 years

India will set a target of adding 34.5 GW of hydro-power generation capacity in the next ten years, according to power ministry sources. “The target for the 13th plan has been set at 13.31 GW and that for the 14th plan will be 21.15 GW,” said a power ministry official. This will take India’s total […]

Poor water levels cripple hydropower generation in Telangana, Jharkhand, Andhra, TN

Water levels of dams in central and south India are abnormally low this year, going by data of hydro-electricity production across India. According to data of electricity produced by dams in India from April 2016 to February 2017, both the south and central India are facing extreme shortage of water. The average production of hydro-electricity […]

India adds 1,732 MW of hydro-power capacity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three hydro-electric projects in Himachal Pradesh, representing 1,732 MW of generating capacity, to the nation today. The biggest of the three is NTPC’s Koldam, which has four generating units of 200 MW each. The second biggest was Parbati Stage-III, which comprises 4 units of 130 MW each and is operated […]

NTPC’s Koldam power project on Sutlej sets power production record

NTPC, a power generation company, said its first hydro power project, the 800 MW Koldam Hydro Project in Himachal Pradesh, achieved more than its targeted power generation levels. The project, built on river Sutlej, began commercial operation in July last year. In the financial year 2015-16 it generated 1794.71 million units of electricity and in […]