Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is to work on the modernisation of the 144MW Chilla Hydroelectric power plant in Uttarakhand, India. BHEL’s scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, dismantling, erection, testing and commissioning of critical parts of turbines, generators, governors, controls & instrumentation, protection and balance of plant (BoP).
Electricity is an indispensable part of human lives and without electricity, it is impossible to imagine our lives these days. You must be aware of the fact that electricity is generated by utilizing coal, wind, water and solar energy.
Hydroelectric power is one of the most established and broadly utilized renewable sources of energy. To generate power it utilizes the Earth’s water cycle to generate electricity. Our country is endowed with an immense amount of hydroelectric potential and positions fifth in terms of exploitable hydroelectric energy in the world. The power generated from hydroelectric plants is used for several purposes.
The hydroelectric power plants which come under Indian geography is an important portion. Aspirants can expect at least one question related to power generation in UPSC Prelims Examination. Here we are giving the list of major hydroelectric power plants in India.
List of Hydroelectric Power Plants in India
|States||River||Hydroelectric Power Plant|
|Andhra Pradesh||Krishna||Nagarjuna Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Andhra Pradesh||Krishna||Srisailam Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Andhra Pradesh, Orissa||Machkund||Machkund Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Gujarat||Narmada||Sardar Sarovar Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Himachal Pradesh||Baira||Baira-Siul Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Himachal Pradesh||Sutlej||Bhakra Nangal Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Himachal Pradesh||Beas||Dehar Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Himachal Pradesh||Sutlej||Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Chenab||Salal Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jhelum||Uri Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Jharkhand||Subarnarekha||Subarnarekha Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Karnataka||Kalinadi||Kalinadi Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Karnataka||Sharavathi||Sharavathi Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Karnataka||Kaveri||Shivanasamudra Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Kerala||Periyar||Idukki Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Madhya Pradesh||Sone||Bansagar Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Madhya Pradesh||Narmada||Indira Sagar Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh||Rihand||Rihand Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Maharashtra||Koyna||Koyna Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Manipur||Leimtak||Loktak Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Odisha||Sileru||Balimela Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Odisha||Mahanadi||Hirakud Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Sikkim||Rangit||Rangit Hydroelectric Power plant|
|Sikkim||Teesta||Teesta Hydro Electric Power plant|
|Uttarakhand||Bhagirathi||Tehri Hydro Electric Power plant|
Facts about Hydroelectric Power plants in India:
- Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station in Madhya Pradesh is currently the biggest thermal power plant in India.
- The Koyna Hydroelectric Project is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in India.
- The first hydroelectric power station was the Shivanasamudra hydroelectric power station.
Which is Asia’s first hydroelectric power station?
- Idukki Hydro Electric Power plant
- Shivanasamudra Hydroelectric Power plant
- Koyna Hydroelectric Power plant
- Bhakra Nangal Hydroelectric Power plant
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