Hydro Power of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is rich in natural resources whether in terms of minerals or water. The state has the scarce source of water so its hydro power potential rises. There are many completed and ongoing projects in Himachal Pradesh.

Key points to remember

  1. Estimated potential 27436 MW
  2. Total utilized 8418 MW
  3. State’s share 7.19%. out of which 2.5% is utilized by HP
  4. Shanan (Jogindernagar) oldest (1932) power project in Himachal Pradesh 110MW at the time of independence. Raja Karan Sen designed it. It is under the control of Punjab State.

State Reorganization Act 1966

No.Project NameRiverLocationInstalled Capacity(MW)
1Allain Duhangan Hydroelectric ProjectAllain and DuhangKullu192
2Andhra Hydroelectric ProjectAndhraChirgaon16
3Baira Siul Hydroelectric ProjectBairaChamba198
4Baner Hydroelectric ProjectBaner KhadKangra12
5Baspa Hydroelectric Project Hydroelectric ProjectBaspaKinnaur300
6Bassi Hydroelectric ProjectBeasMandi60
7Bhakra Hydroelectric ProjectSatlujUnna, Bilaspur1325
8Binwa Hydroelectric ProjectBinulaKangra6
9Chamera - I Hydroelectric ProjectRaviChamba540
10Chamera - II Hydroelectric ProjectRAVIChamba300
11Chamera - III Hydroelectric ProjectRAVIChamba231
12Dehar Hydroelectric ProjectBeasRampur/shimla990
13Gaj Hydroelectric ProjectGaj KhadKangra10
14Ghanvi Hydroelectric ProjectSatlujSHIMLA22
15Giri Hydroelectric ProjectGiriSirmaur60
16Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric ProjectSatlujKinnaur1000
17Keshang Hydroelectric Project65
18Koldam Hydroelectric ProjectSatlujshimla800
19Largi Hydroelectric ProjectBeasKullu126
20Malana Hydroelectric ProjectMalanaKullu186
21Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric ProjectSatlujShimla1500
22Parbati II Hydroelectric ProjectParbatiShimla1320
23Parbati III hydroelectric projectParbati
24Pong Hydroelectric ProjectBeasKangra396
25Rampur Hydroelectric ProjectSatlujShimla412
26Ranjit Sagar Dam Hydroelectric ProjectRaviSHAHPURKANDI (Pathankot)/ GURDASPUR600
27Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna (Bhabha) HydroelectricBhabaKinnaur120
28Shanan Hydroelectric ProjectUhlJogindernagar110
29Sorang Hydroelectric ProjectSorangKullu100
30Tangnu Romai Hydroelectric ProjectPabbar44
31Thirot Hydroelectric ProjectThirotLahaul Spiti4
32Uhl - III Hydroelectric ProjectRana Neri khadKangra99
33Yamuna Hydroelectric ProjectYamunaDehradun354