Hydropower Generation Performance in Beas River Basin

The BeasRiver Basin is the major part of IndusRiver Basin. It rises near the Rohtang Pass in Kullu and flows through a gorge from Larji to Talwara and then enters the Punjab plains to meet the Sutlej at Harike. Its total length is 460 km and catchment area is 20,303 sq km.

The project wise generation data of large hydro with installed capacity of the basin in the latest year 2012-13.

SN Projects

State

Inst Capacity  (MW)

Generation (MU)

MU/MW

1 Bassi

Himachal Pradesh

60

246

4.1

2 Dehar

Himachal Pradesh

990

3221

3.25

3 Larji

Himachal Pradesh

126

652

5.17

4 Malana

Himachal Pradesh

86

333

3.87

5 Mukerian

Punjab

207

1420

6.86

6 Pong

Himachal Pradesh

396

1824

4.61

7 Shanan

Punjab

110

436

3.96

8 Allain Duhangan*

Himachal Pradesh

192

681

3.55

9 Malana-II**

Himachal Pradesh

100

312

3.12

  Total

2267

9125

4.03

* The Generation figure of Allain Duhangan is available for two year as it commissioned in the year 2010.

** The Generation figure of Malana-II is available for one year only as it commissioned in the year 2011.

 Beas_table

  • The above graph shows the trend line of power generation of Big Hydropower projects for last 28 years in the basin, the trend-line shows diminishing generation from existing hydro power projects of Beas River Basin.
  • It shows that the per MW generation in 2012-13 (4.03) has dropped by a huge 17.52% from the highest per MW generation (4.88) achieved in the year 1998-99.
  • All generation figures have been taken from official data of Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

List of other projects (up to 25 MW) under operation (for which latest generation figures not available):

SN Project

Ins Cap (MW)

State

1

Binwa

6

Himachal Pradesh

2

Gaj

10.50

Himachal Pradesh

3

Baner

12

Himachal Pradesh

4

Khauli

12

Himachal Pradesh

5

Dehar

5.00

Himachal Pradesh

6

Maujhi

4.50

Himachal Pradesh

7

Raskat

0.80

Himachal Pradesh

8

Baragran

3.00

Himachal Pradesh

9

Aleo

3.00

Himachal Pradesh

10

Marthi

5.00

Himachal Pradesh

 

Total

61.8

Source: http://www.hpseb.com/hydro_potential.htm

List of proposed and under construction projects in the basin:

  Project

Ins Cap (MW)

State

Status

1 Uhl-III

100

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

2 Sainj

100

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

3 Khauli-II

6.60

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

4 Parbati-II

800

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

5 Parbati-III

520

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

6 Patikari

16

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

7 Neogal

15

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

8 Lambadug

25

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

9 Baragaon

11

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

10 Fozal

9

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

11 Baner-II

6

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

12 Parbati-I

750

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

13 Kilhi-Balh

7.50

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

14 Dhaula-Sidh

66

Himachal Pradesh

Under Construction

15 Thana-Plaun HEP

141

Himachal Pradesh

EAC TOR Approved

16 Triveni Mahadev

78

Himachal Pradesh

EAC TOR Approved

17 Nakthan HEP

520

Himachal Pradesh

EAC TOR Approved

18 Gharopa

99

Himachal Pradesh

Proposed

  Total

3270.1

EAC: Expert Appraisal Committee of MoEF

Source: http://www.hpseb.com/hydro_potential.htm ; http://envfor.nic.in

Map of Hydroelectric Projects in Beas River Basin available at:

http://sandrp.in/basin_maps/Hydropower_Projects_in_Beas_Basin.pdf

South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People (www.sandrp.in)                                           June 2013

ht.sandrp@gmail.com

 

One Comment on “Hydropower Generation Performance in Beas River Basin

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