Hydropower plants in Operation
The Group has most creditable track record of implementing Hydropower projects in the Country. JPVL operates 400 MW Vishnuprayag.
300 MW Baspa–II HEP is accredited for 1 million VER’s per annum and 400 MW Vishnuprayag HEP , the World’s largest Hydropower project in the private sector is accredited for 1.32 Mn. annual Verified Emission Reduction (VERs).
Besides this, 300 MW Baspa-II Hydroelectric Power Station was successful in bagging GOLD SHIELD for meritorious performance in power sector from the Ministry of Power for the year 2007-08, a step forward from the SILVER SHIELD, Baspa-II HEP won for the year 2004-05. While 400 MW Vishnuprayag Hydropower Project of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (JPVL) was awarded 1st Prize in the category “Energy & Power’’ by the Essar Steel ‘Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2010’ in association with E18 and CNBC TV18.
Hydropower plant in Operation
- Project ProfileProject ProfileVishnuprayag Hydro-electric Project - a run-of-the river project located across river Alaknanda in district Chamoli of Uttarakhand. The Project, utilising the waters of river Alaknanda, has an underground power station with an installed capacity of 400MW (4x100MW). It is the Group's project on Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis.
The head works are located near Lambagarh, which is about 15 kms downstream of the holy 'Badrinath' Shrine and the power house is located near Joshimath town. The project is located in district Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand in India. The nearest railhead is Rishikesh, which is about 280 kms from the project site. The road access to the project is through Rishikesh - Badrinath highway. The nearest airport is Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
- FeaturesFeaturesIndia’s largest Hydropower project in the private sector.With a head of 915m, the Vishnuprayag power house has the highest operating head.World’s best equipments like Pelton Impulse turbo-generators are installed to ensure on sustainable basis, highest rated output during the life of the project.
Clean power at Competitive rates.The total project cost is Rs.16940 million. The project got commissioned six months ahead of schedule.The world’s largest Hydro-power project to be accredited for 1.32 Mn. annual Verified Emission Reduction (VERs).The project during the FY-07 generated 951 MU at 98.5% plant availability.The project is designed to generate 1774.4 MU in a 90% dependable year and 1947 MU in a 50% dependable year.
Dividend Declared:Maiden Dividend of 7.0% in its first year of operation.12% of interim dividend declared for FY-08
- Technical InformationTechnical InformationDiversion Barrage17 m x 63 m long with three radial gates, with separate intake to power tunnel/sedimentation chambersSedimentation ChambersTwo continuously flushing desanding chambers 160-m long x 16-m wideDesigned to exclude sediments greater than 0.15 mm and aboveMaximum intake 63 cumec, maximum flushing discharge 13 cumecPower Tunnel11.343 km long, 4-m diameter horseshoe-shaped, concrete-lined power tunnelDesign Discharge 50 cumecSurge Shaft143-m high x 8-m diameter, restricted orifice type, undergroundPressure ShaftUnderground, steel lined, 1517 m length and diameter of 3.5m/3.4m/3.3m/2.5m/1.85m respectivelyPowerhouseUnderground complexMachine hall 122-m long x 18.5-m wide x 38.6-m high, with 4 x 100-MW Pelton turbo-generators, gross head 915 mTransformer gallery 103-m long x 14-m wide x 22.5-m high with single-phase power transformers and SF6 switchgearTailrace1.924 km long x 5.6-m wide x 5.7-m high D-shaped tunnel
Hydropower Plants under execution
The company is developing 2700 MW hydroelectric project in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
JPVL has also entered into implementation Agreement with Government of Meghalaya to set up 270 MW Umngot and 450 MW Kynshi Stage – II hydropower projects.
Hydropower Plants under execution
- Arunachal Pradesh projects (Lower Siang 2700 MW & 500 MW Hirong)Arunachal Pradesh projects (Lower Siang 2700 MW & 500 MW Hirong)
Pursuant to two memoranda of agreement signed with the state of Arunachal Pradesh on February 22, 2006, JAL was granted 40 years concessions to develop the lower Siang project and the Hirong project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis, following which the projects will revert back to the state.
The memoranda of agreement provide for the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to own 11% of the special purpose vehicle to be incorporated for the implementation of each of these projects. Pursuant to the memoranda of agreement, the company has agreed to provide free power - 12% (First 10 years) and 15% (11th Yr onwards) from the power generated by the Lower Siang project and from the Hirong project Free Power – 12% (First 10 years) & 15.5% (11th Yr onwards).
The Lower Siang project is expected to commence operations in 2016 (Phase I - 1500 MW) and the Hirong project is expected to commence operations in 2018.
- Meghalaya projects ( 270 MW Umngot & 450 MW Kynshi)Meghalaya projects ( 270 MW Umngot & 450 MW Kynshi)
Pursuant to two memoranda of agreement signed with the state of Meghalaya on December 11, 2007, JPVL has been awarded the Kynshi - II project and the Umngot (Stage –I) project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis. After 40 years of commercial operation, each of the Meghalaya projects will revert back to the state free of cost.
The memoranda of agreement provide for the Government of Meghalaya to own 26% of each special purpose vehicle to be incorporated for the implementation of each of these projects. Pursuant to the memoranda of agreement the company has agreed to provide 12% (plus 1% additional for social development by State Govt.) of the power generated by each of the Kynshi II project and the Umngot project to the state free of charge for the term of the concession.
Each of these projects is expected to commence operations in 2019.