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Small Hydro Projects

SMALL HYDRO DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

 A) PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION

The State Government has taken several initiatives to encourage private sector participation in small hydro power development. Himachal Pradesh is among the few States, which has streamlined and is continuously refining the various procedures/processes to minimize the bottlenecks.

 

The process of exploitation of hydel potential in small hydro sector through private sector participation began during 1995-96. Since then, the allotment of project sites has been a continuous process. Till 31st October, 2015, 655 Small hydro Electric Projects (upto  5MW  capacity) with an aggregate capacity of 1596.805 MW have been allotted. Out of these 67 projects with an aggregate capacity of  262.55 MW have been commissioned. 3 projects of total capacity 2.70 MW also commissioned in Private Sector under UNDP-GEF Programme. 13 project of an aggregate capacity 16.87 MW have been allotted to Himurja for development in State Sector. Out of these 10 Nos. mini micro hydel projects of total capacity 2.37 MW have been commissioned in the interior part of Himachal Pradesh.

 

A.      INVITATION TO PRIVATE INVESTORS FOR EXPLOITING SMALL HYDRO POTENTIAL IN THE STATE :

 

            Projects upto 5.00MW are handled by HIMURJA in following modes:-

 

      a    Projects Identified by HIMURJA (refer detail at Annexure-I)

b.       Projects Identified by the IPPs designated as self identified projects (Refer requirement & Guidelines at Annexure-II).

Note:-

                                 i.     Small Hydro Project up to 2.00MW capacity shall be exclusively reserved for the Himachalis. Whereas while allotting projects upto 5.00 MW, Himachali shall be given extra  30 marks in addition to the marks obtained by them for financial strength.

 

                               ii.      Not more than 3 projects shall be allotted for implementation to an IPP including the already allotted projects.

 

PROJECTS NOW BEING OFFERED FOR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION

 

The H.P. Government offers projects sites with potential upto 5.00 MW capacity for private sector participation. The details are available at Annexure-I with this brochure.   

  

 

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