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NHPC Limited
Public company (BSE533098, NSENHPC)
IndustryElectric utility
Key people
Ratish Kumar [2]
(chairman & MD)
ProductsElectricity generation, energy trading
RevenueINR 9,909 Cr $1428.84 USD million (2019)
INR 2630.55 Cr $379.32 USD million (2019)
Number of employees
6753(March 2019)
NHPC Corporate Office, Faridabad

NHPC Limited (erstwhile National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) (BSE533098, NSENHPC) is an Indian Hydropower generation company that was incorporated in the year 1975 with an authorised capital of Rs. 2000 million and with an objective to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects. Later on NHPC expanded its objects to include other sources of energy like Solar, Geothermal, Tidal, Wind etc.

At present, NHPC is a Mini Ratna Category-I Enterprise of the Govt. of India with an authorised share capital of Rs. 150,000 Million . With an investment base of over Rs. 387,180 Million Approx., NHPC is among the top ten companies in the country in terms of investment. Baira Suil Power station in Salooni Tehsil of Chamba district was the first project undertaken by NHPC.

Public Limited Company[edit]

NHPC is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange on 1 September 2009. The government of India and State Governments have 74.51% share as a promoter of the Company while remaining 25.49% is public shareholding. The total number of shareholders are 191,337 and share capital is Rs. 12,300,742,773.

Market value[edit]

At present, NHPC is a schedule 'A' Enterprise of the Govt. of India with an authorised share capital of Rs. 150 billion, with an investment base of over Rs. 552 billion Approx. In 2015–16 NHPC made a profit after tax of Rs 24.40 billion . An increase of 15% than the previous year profit of Rs. 21.24 billion. NHPC is among the top ten companies in India in terms of investment.

Initially, on incorporation, NHPC took over the execution of Salal Stage-I, Bairasiul and Loktak Hydro-electric Projects from Central Hydroelectric Projects Control Board. Since then, it has executed 22 hydro projects with an installed capacity of 6717 MW on ownership basis including projects taken up in a joint venture. One wind project of 50 MW has also been commissioned in Oct 2016. NHPC has also executed 5 projects with an installed capacity of 89.35 MW on turnkey basis. Two of these projects have been commissioned in neighbouring countries i.e. Nepal and Bhutan at a capacity of 14.1 &60 MW.

Ongoing Projects (As of Feb 2017)[edit]

Presently NHPC is engaged in the construction of 3 projects aggregating to a total capacity of 3130 MW. NHPC has planned to add 1702 MW during 12th Plan period of which 1372 MW has been completed. 5 projects of 4995 MW are awaiting clearances/Govt. approval for their implementation. Detailed Projects reports are being prepared for 3 projects of 1130 MW. Besides, 3 projects of 1230 MW are under development through its JV, Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt. Ltd. in J&K.

In late 2016, NHPC commissioned a 50 MW wind Power Project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.[3]

Since its inception in 1975, NHPC has grown to become one of the largest organisations in the field of hydropower development in the country. With its present capabilities, NHPC can undertake all activities from concept to commissioning of hydroelectric projects. [4]

Power stations[edit]

Total – 7097 MW

Nimoo Bazgo Dam
Teesta Low Dam-IV, West Bengal
S.no. Power Plant State Commissioned Capacity (MW) year of commission
1 Baira Siul Himachal Pradesh 180[5] 1981
2 Loktak Manipur 105 1983
3 Salal Jammu & Kashmir 690 1987
4 Tanakpur Uttarakhand 120 1992
5 Chamera-I Himachal Pradesh 540 1994
6 Uri-I Jammu & Kashmir 480 1997
7 Rangit Dam Sikkim 60 1999
8 Chamera II Hydroelectric Plant Himachal Pradesh 300 2004
9 Indira Sagar* Madhya Pradesh 1000 2005
10 Dhauliganga-I Uttarakhand 280 2005
11 Dul Hasti Jammu & Kashmir 390 2007
12 Omkareshwar* Madhya Pradesh 520 2007
13 Teesta-V Sikkim 510 2008
14 Sewa-II Jammu & Kashmir 120 2010
15 Chamera-III Himachal Pradesh 231 2012
16 Teesta Low Dam Project-III West Bengal 132 2013
17 Nimmo Bazgo Jammu & Kashmir 45 2013
18 Chutak Jammu & Kashmir 44 2012–13
19 Uri-II Jammu & Kashmir 240 2013
20 Parbati-III Himachal Pradesh 520 2014
21 Jaisalmer Wind Rajasthan 50 2016
22 Teesta Low Dam-IV West Bengal 160 2016
23 Kishenganga Jammu & Kashmir 330 2018
24 Tamil Nadu Solar Power Project Tamil Nadu 50 March 2018
* Joint Venture with Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) Government

Hydro Power Projects Under construction[edit]

Total – 4424 MW

S.no. Power Projects State Total Capacity (MW) Completion Schedule
1 Parbati-II Himachal Pradesh 800 2021
2 Subansiri (Lower) Assam 2000 2020[6]
3 Pakal Dul* Jammu & Kashmir 1000 2024
4 Kiru* Jammu & kashmir 624 2024

*Under JV through Chenab Valley Power Projects (P) Limited, in Kishtwar District of J&K.

Scheduling and Dispatch[edit]

The Scheduling and dispatch of all the generating stations owned by National Hydro Power Corporation is done by the respective Regional Load Dispatch Centres which are the apex body to ensure the integrated operation of the power system grid in the respective region. All these load dispatch centres come under Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO).

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Winner at Dun & Bradstreet-Everest Infra Awards 2015 in the Power Generation (Renewable Energy) category recognising its performance under the category.
  • 'Gold Shield' for the year 2013–14 in the category of 'Early Completion of Hydro Power Projects' for Unit −3 (15 MW) of its Nimoo Bazgo Hydro Electric Project, Jammu & Kashmir, at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 3 June 2015.
  • "CBIP Award for Best Performing Utility in Power Sector" at CBIP Awards on CBIP Day on 1 January 2015 in New Delhi.
  • "Most Valuable PSU under Mini Ratna Category" at the India Today Group PSU Awards on 21 August 2014 in New Delhi.
  • "Most Eco-Friendly Award" and "Most Valuable Company Award" in the Mini Ratna Category at the second India Today Group PSU Awards held on 14 December 2015.
  • "Best Performing Utility in Hydro Power Sector" at the CBIP Award held at New Delhi on 29 December 2015.
  • "Award for excellence in cost management" held at New Delhi on 28 May 2016. The award - instituted by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India - recognises NHPC's efforts in implementing effective cost management practices.
  • "Best Hydropower Enterprise Award" by Hydropower Forum of India under the aegis of Enertia Foundation and Renewable Energy Promotion Association at the 2nd India Hydro Awards 2016 held at New Delhi on 10 June 2016.
  • "Best Mini Ratna" at Dun & Bradstreet PSU Awards 2016.
  • Awarded Second Prize by Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for the year 2015–16 under "Rajbhasha Kirti Puruskar" scheme for commendable work in the implementation of Rajbhasha amongst Public Sector Undertakings located in Region 'A'.


  1. ^ http://www.nhpcindia.com/Default.aspx?id=159&lg=eng&
  2. ^ /http://www.nhpcindia.com/
  3. ^ "NHPC commissions 50 MW wind power project in Rajasthan". Business Line. PTI. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.cea.nic.in/reports/monthly/hydro/2016/hydro_stations-12.pdf
  5. ^ "Baira Siul". NHPC. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1160501/jsp/frontpage/story_83223.jsp#.V5HiKPl96Uk

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