SMALL HYDRO DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMME IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
A) PRIVATE SECTOR
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 August,2014, 475
Small hydro Electric Projects (upto 5MW capacity) with an aggregate
capacity of 1208.62 MW have been allotted. Out of these 64 projects with an
aggregate capacity of 238.85 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 projects of
total capacity 2.37 MW have been commissioned.
B) PROJECTS TO BE OFFERED FOR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION
Projects up to 5.00MW are handled by HIMURJA in following modes.
a) Projects Identified by HIMURJA.
b) Projects Identified
by the IPPs designated as self identified projects.
i) Small Hydro Project
up to 2.00 MW 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.
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 under option "Project
Offered for Allotment".