Chipilima Hydro Electric Project

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Chipilima Hydro Power plant
Power grids in CHEP
Official name ଚିପିଲିମା ଜଳବିଦ୍ୟୁତ ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ (Odia)
Location Chipilima, Sambalpur, Odisha
Coordinates 21°21′13.03″N 83°55′0.99″E / 21.3536194°N 83.9169417°E / 21.3536194; 83.9169417Coordinates: 21°21′13.03″N 83°55′0.99″E / 21.3536194°N 83.9169417°E / 21.3536194; 83.9169417
Status Functional
Owner(s) Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd, Bhubaneswar[1]
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Hydropower
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 75 MW[2][3]

Chipilima Hydro Electric Project (CHEP) is a hydropower plant located iat Chipilima, Sambalpur, Odisha, India.

The Odisha government has plans for the modernisation of 5th and 6th unit of Burla Hydro Electric Project (BHEP) and 3rd unit of Chipilima Hydro Electric Project (CHEP) during the 11th five year plan tenure.[3] which in effect lead to modernisation and renovation of the 1st and the 2nd unit of Chipilima Hydro-Electric Project (CHEP) has been completed lengthening the longevity of these two units. This project being a part of the other hydro electric projects of Odisha collectively contributed 5234 million unit in 2005-06, to 7354 million units in 2006-07, and to 7883 million units in 2008-09.[3]


It is situated at Chipilima, 32.2 km from Sambalpur on the National Highway 6. Nearest airport is Raipur, Chhattisgarh. (262 km)