Ratle Hydroelectric Plant

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Ratle Dam
Ratle Hydroelectric Plant is located in India
Ratle Hydroelectric Plant
Location of Ratle Dam in India
CountryIndia
LocationRatle, Doda district, Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates33°10′37.55″N 75°48′29.53″E / 33.1770972°N 75.8082028°E / 33.1770972; 75.8082028Coordinates: 33°10′37.55″N 75°48′29.53″E / 33.1770972°N 75.8082028°E / 33.1770972; 75.8082028
PurposePower
StatusUnder construction
Construction began2013
Opening date2022 (est.)
Owner(s)GVK Ratle Hydro Electric Plant Inc.
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity
ImpoundsChenab River
Height133 m (436 ft)
Reservoir
Active capacity10,000,000 m3 (8,100 acre⋅ft)
Ratle Hydroelectric Plant
Coordinates33°9′9.21″N 75°45′05.68″E / 33.1525583°N 75.7515778°E / 33.1525583; 75.7515778
Commission date2022 (est.)
Type4 x 205 MW, 1 x 30 MW Francis-type
Hydraulic head100.39 m (329.4 ft)
Installed capacity850 MW

The Ratle Hydroelectric Plant is a run-of-the-river hydroelectric power station currently under construction on the Chenab River, downstream of the village of Ratle, near Drabshalla in Kishtwar district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The project includes a 133 m (436 ft) tall gravity dam and two power stations adjacent to one another. Water from the dam will be diverted through four intake tunnels about 400 m (0.25 mi) southwest to the power stations. The main power station will contain four 205 MW Francis turbines and the auxiliary power station will contain one 30 MW Francis turbine. The installed capacity of both power stations will be 850 MW.[1][2] On 25 June 2013, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the dam. Pakistan has frequently alleged that it violates the Indus Water Treaty.[3][4]

Project Status[edit]

  • As of 2015 June the project is yet to start.[5]
  • In August 2017, the World Bank allowed India to construct the dam. It happened after Pakistan alleged that the construction of the dam was not in line with the Indus Water Treaty.[6]
  • The project was supposed to be complete in February 2018.[7] In October 2018, the state government approached the central government with joint venture proposals to resume construction. If a proposal is accepted, completion is expected at earliest in 2022.[8]
  • In November, 2018, India decided to activate the construction of the project considering Pakistan's objection invalid under Indus Waters Treaty obligations.[9]
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was exchanged among NHPC Limited, Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Department (JKPDD) and J&K State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC) for execution of 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project in the presence of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at Vijaypur in Samba district of Jammu on 3 February 2019.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ratle Hydro Electric Project" (PDF). UN CDM. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Ratle H.E. Project" (PDF). Ministry of Power. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ "WB pause gives India free rein to complete Ratle project". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ Abbasi, Ansar (20 July 2013). "Pakistan may go to world court if India pursues Ratle Dam project". The International News. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/jammu/rattle-hep-project-hits-road-block/186180.html
  6. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-permitted-to-construct-kishanganga-ratle-projects-world-bank/articleshow/59874464.cms
  7. ^ "PM lays foundation stone for GVK's 850 MW Ratle hydel plant in J&K". The Hindu Business Line. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Ratle power project: Govt proposes joint venture with Union power ministry". Greater Kashmir. 1 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Pak 'diplomatic sabotage' busted: India to go ahead with Ratle hydroelectric project, govt to send team to J&K". Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  10. ^ "NHPC, JKPDD & JKSPDC enter into MoU for Ratle Hydroelectric Project". The Kashmir Pulse. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
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