NHPC Limited

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National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited
नेशनल हाइड्रोइलेक्ट्रिक पावर कारपोरेशन लिमिटेड
Public company (BSE533098, NSENHPC)
Industry Electric utility
Founded 1975
Headquarters Faridabad, India
Key people
K.M.Singh [1]
(Chairman & MD)
Products Electricity generation, energy trading
Revenue $1.1 billion (2010)
$485 million (2010)
Website nhpc.gov.in

NHPC Limited (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) (BSE533098, NSENHPC) is an Indian Hydropower generation company that was incorporated in the year 1975 with an authorized cs. 2000 million and with an objective to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects. Later on NHPC expanded its objects to include other sources of energy like 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. 1,50,000 Million . With an investment base of over Rs. 3,87,180 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. Shri K.M.Singh is the current CMD of NHPC.

Public Limited Company[edit]

NHPC is listed in National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange on September 1, 2009. Government of India and State Governments have 86.36% share as a promoter of the Company while remaining 13.64% is public shareholding. The total number of shareholders are 1,91,337 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 authorized share capital of Rs. 1,50,000 Million . With an investment base of over Rs. 2,20,000 million Approx. In 2009-2010 NHPC made a profit after tax of Rs2090 crores . A increase of 94% than the previous year profit of 1050 crores. NHPC is among the top ten companies in India in terms of investment. Department of Public Enterprise, Govt. of India recently conferred prestigious Miniratna status to NHPC.

Initially, on incorporation, NHPC took over the execution of Salal Stage-I, Bairal and Loktak Hydro-electric Projects from Central Hydroelectric Projects Control Board. Since then, it has executed 14 projects with an installed capacity of 5295 MW on ownership basis including projects taken up in joint venture. 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.

On-going Projects[edit]

Presently NHPC is engaged in the construction of 9 projects aggregating to a total installed capacity of 4271 MW . NHPC has planned to add 5322 MW during 11th Plan period. 12 projects of 9651 MW are awaiting clearances/Govt. approval for their implementation. Detailed Projects report or Feasibility Report are being prepared for 7 projects of 5755 MW.

Since its inception in 1975, NHPC has grown to become one of the largest organizations in the field of hydro power development in the country. With its present capabilities, NHPC can undertake all activities from concept to commissioning of hydroelectric projects.

NHPC will setup 50 MW solar power project in Tamil Nadu and expects it to get completed by March next year.Last year in October, NHPC had inked an agreement with Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency for setting up its first solar power project in the state at a cost of Rs 400 crore.[2]

Hydro Power Stations[edit]

Total - 5987 MW

S.no. Power Plant State Commissioned Capacity (MW) year of commission
1 Baira siul Himachal Pradesh 180 1981
2 Loktak Manipur 105 1983
3 Salal-I Jammu & Kashmir 345 1987
4 Tanakpur Uttarakhand 120 1992
5 Chamera-I Himachal Pradesh 540 1994
6 Salal-II Jammu & Kashmir 345 1996
7 Uri-I Jammu & Kashmir 480 1997
8 Rangit Dam Sikkim 60 1999
9 Chamera II Hydroelectric Plant Himachal Pradesh 300 2004
10 Indira Sagar* Madhya Pradesh 1000 2005
11 Dhauliganga-I Uttarakhand 280 2005
12 Dul Hasti Jammu & Kashmir 390 2007
13 Omkareshwar Madhya Pradesh 520 2007
14 Teesta-V Sikkim 510 2008
15 Sewa-II Jammu & Kashmir 120 2010
16 Chamera-III Himachal Pradesh 231 2012
17 Chutak Jammu & Kashmir 44 2012-13
18 Teesta Low Dam Project-III West Bengal 132 2013
19 Nimmo Bazgo Jammu & Kashmir 45 2013
20 Uri-II Jammu & Kashmir 240 2013
* Joint Venture with Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) Government

Hydro Power Stations Under construction[edit]

Total - 3810 MW

S.no. Power Plant State Total Capacity (MW) Completion Schedule
1 Kishenganga Jammu & Kashmir 330 2016
2 Parbati-II Himachal Pradesh 800 2013
3 Subansiri (Lower) Assam 2000 2017[3]
4.aq Teesta Low Dam-IV West Bengal 160 2011(?)

NOTE: Three units of Chamera-III H.E.Project 231 MW (77x3) in Himachal Pradesh have been commissioned. With the commissioning of Chamera-III Project, the installed capacity of NHPC has gone up to 5526 MW which includes 1520 MW through our JV subsidiary NHDC.The 231 MW Chamera Hydroelectric Project Stage-III is situated in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. This project is situated in comparatively lower Himalayan region.

Scheduling and Generation Despatch[edit]

The Scheduling and Despatch of all the generating stations owned by National Hydro Power Corporation is done by the respective Regional Load Despatch Centres which are the apex body to ensure the integrated operation of the power system grid in the respective region. All these Lasdefdcoad Despatch Centres comes 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 recognizing 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 03.06.2015.
  • "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.

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