Large Projects - Small / Micro Hydro Power

Punjab has long history of making use of energy from water. The water has been used to turn mills and since the beginning of the 20th Century, Hydro has been used to generate electricity. Hydro power represent the established technology that can contribute to the world wide demand for an increasing level of power supply from renewable energy sources and generate power with no atmospheric emissions. In Punjab, small scale hydro power project provide economically attractive power generation options at many locations for a very wide range of applications.

In recent years micro/mini/small hydroelectric power schemes have received great deal of attention from many point of view, one, as a sizable and easily utilizable source of renewable energy and second, as a moderate investment method for providing electricity to under developed areas.   Electricity is most convenient form of energy, which is utilized for lighting, heating, and industrial production.  Generation of electricity through micro/mini/small hydroelectric schemes and its consumption does not pollute the environment and therefore can play important role for protection of the environment and in maintenance of ecological balance.  The incentives for micro/mini/small hydropower development projects have created interest in many prospective pubic utilities and private developers. Especially for private developer, micro/mini hydroelectric projects require in depth technological and financial guidance.  These schemes being very much site specific, have a wide range of variation in cost and financial returns.  Small, mini or micro hydroelectric shcmes are one of the recognized renewable sources, which can provide electricity especially for the rural, remote areas as hilly terrain in our country in a cost-effective and environmentally benign manner.

CANAL NETWORK IN PUNJAB

Broadly speaking the canal network  on which low head mini hydel projects are installed / being installed is as under:

Sirhind Canal System


Bhakra Main Line (BML)

Bist Doab Canal off taking from Ropar Head works
Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC) Canal System

Ferozepur Feeder

Sirhind Feeder and its distributaries of the canals.

SMALL/MINI HYDEL PROJECTS MINI HYDEL PROJECTS COMMISSIONED- 131.70 MW (9.8MW + 24.95 MW + 96.95 MW) 1. PEDA (9.8MW)
S.No. Name of Project Capacity (MW) Location Date of Completion
1. Chupki 1.5 Abohar Branch Canal 12.11.1999
2. Narangwal 1.5 Abohar Branch Canal 7.6.1999
3. Tugal 1.5 Abohar Branch Canal 8.9.1999
4. Dalla 1.0 Abohar Branch Canal 24.5.1999
5. Bowani 1.0 Bathinda Branch canal 22.8.2002
6. Khatra 1.0 Bathinda Branch canal 23.1.2001
7. Jagera 1.0 Bathinda Branch canal 31.7.2003
8. Kanganwal 1.3 Bathinda Branch canal 28.8.2001

TOTAL 9.8 MW


2. MINI HYDEL PROJECTS COMMISSIONED BY PRIVATE DEVELOPERS ON BOO BASIS    (26.90 MW)
Name of the developer and site details Installed capacity (in MW) Commissioning Date Remarks
M/s. Polyplex Corporation Ltd and its consortium, Noida. Kotla Branch Canal      
1.  Dolowal 1.40  26.4.2003 Working satisfactorily
2.  Salar 1.50  26.4.2003 Working satisfactorily
3.  Bhanubhura 1.3  26.4.2003 Working satisfactorily
4.   Babbanpur 1.00  1.7.2004 Working satisfactorily
5. Killa          Combined
6.  Bugra
1.75 1.11.2005 Working satisfactorily
7.  Sahoke         Combined
8.  Harigarh
1.00 1.11.2006 Working satisfactorily
Bathinda Branch Canal      
9.  Lohgarh         Combined
10. Maholi
2.00 10.10.2005 Working satisfactorily
11.  Dadahur        Combined
12.  Chakbhai
2.00 18.11.2004 Working satisfactorily
13.  Sidhana  combined
14.  Baloke
1.20 25.10.2007 Working satisfactorily
Abohar Branch Canal      
15. Khanpur 1.10 22.4.2010 Working Satisfactorily
16. Sudhar 1.40 3.5.2010 Working Satisfactorily
17.  Akhara 1.10 25.3.2010 Working Satisfactorily
18. Gholian 0.80 4.10.2009 Working satisfactorily
19.  Channuwal 0.90 30.9.2009 Working Satisfactorily
M/s. Gill Power Generation Co. Pvt. Ltd., Batala.
Main Branch Upper
     
20. Tibri             combined
21.  Babehali
2.70 6.10.2006 Working satisfactorily
M/s. Winsome Yarns Ltd., Chandigarh
Sidhwan Branch Canal
     
22. Barewal     combined
23. Jhammal
0.90 12.6.2010 Working satisfactorily
24. Sidhwan Bet    combined
25.  Mansian
0.50 22.9.2010 Working satisfactorily
26. Dawaitwal   combined
27. Issewal
28.  Kailpur
0.90 15.7.2011 Working satisfactorily
29.  Raowal   combined
30.  Bangsipura
0.85 29.8.2011 Working satisfactorily
31.  Swaddi Kalan
32.  Bharowal      combined
33.  Khudai Chak
0.75 12.1.2013 Working satisfactorily
M/s. Atlantic Power Pvt. Ltd.,Chandigarh.
Holy Bein (Mukerian Hydel Channel-II)
     
34. Terkiana Headworks 0.65 31.8.2010 Working satisfactorily
M/s. SAM (India) Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd.
Bathinda Branch Canal
     
35.  Bowani 1.20 20.3.2013 Working satisfactorily
                                   TOTAL 26.90 MW    
 
3. PUNJAB STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD (PSEB) now
PUNJAB STATE POWER CORPORATION LIMITED (PSPCL) (96.95 MW)
S. No. Name of Mini / Micro Power Houses Installed Capacity
(MW)

UBDC Stage –I
1 PH-I 15.00
2 PH-II 15.00
3 PH-III 15.00

UBDC Stage-II
4 PH-I 15.45
5 PH-II 15.45
6 PH-III 15.45
7. Nadampur 0.80
8. Daudhar 1.50
9. Rohti 0.80
10. Thuhi 0.80
11 Ropar 1.70

TOTAL 96.95 MW

SMALL / MINI HYDRO POWER PROJECTS  BEING  SET UP BY PRIVATE DEVELOPERS ON BOO BASIS IN STATE OF PUNJAB AS PER NRSE POLICY
(CAPACITY 28.44 MW)   
Name of the Developer and site RD  (in feet) Installed capacity (MW)
Bathinda Branch Canal
M/s.  Himalayan Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd.,
   
1.  Talewal 221750 0.60
M/s. SKR Hydro Power Generators Pvt. Ltd.
Lahore  Branch Canal
   
Bathinda Branch Canal    
2.  Bibiwala 390000 0.40
Abohar Branch Canal
M/s. Paradise Power Generation Pvt. Ltd.
   
3.  Smalsar 332000 0.35
Kotla Branch Canal
M/s. DSL Power Pvt. Ltd.
   
4. Ralla 269000 0.30
Sidhwan Branch Canal
M/s. Sidhwan Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd,
   
5.  Ludhiana 70000 0.70
Sidhwan Branch Canal
M/s. Atlantic Power (Tibba) Pvt. Ltd.
   
6. Tibba 26000 0.36
Sidhwan Branch Canal
M/s. Atlantic Power (Rajgarh) Pvt. Ltd.
   
7. Rajgarh 8000 0.43
Sidhwan Branch Canal
M/s. Atlantic Power (Phoola) Pvt. Ltd.
   
8.  Poohla 350500 0.60
Ferozepur Feeder
M/s. Salasar Hydro Urja Pvt. Ltd.
   
9.  Changali Khurd 89627 1.50
Main Branch Upper (UBDC)
M/s. UBDC Hydro Company
   
10.  Dhariwal 42825 2.50
11.  Kunjar 79768 2.00
Ghaggar Branch
M/s. Dallanwala Non-Conventional Power Generation Pvt. Ltd.
   
12.  Gujjran 118000 0.60
Sabraon Branch Canal
M/s. Majha Canal Hydro Projects
   
13.  Udhanwal 72400 0.65
Sabraon Branch Canal
M/s. Preetech Power Pvt. Ltd.
   
14.  Tugalwala 34160 0.85
Kasur Branch Canal
M/s. Preetech Power Pvt. Ltd.
   
15.  Kalabala 11200 0.80
Madhopur Beas Link (MBL) of UBDC System
M/s. Gill  Acqua Hydro Power Generation Company Pvt.  Ltd.
   
16. RD 14350   combined
17.  RD 16500
14350
16500
6.00
18. RD 20500 20500 3.80
19. RD 1500 1500 3.00
Chakki Khad
M/s. Lehrun Hydro Power Projects Pvt.  Ltd.
   
20. Lehrun   3.00
                      TOTAL   28.44  MW