Tehri dam (Uttarakhand, India)

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HYDRO POWER
AND
ENGINEERING MARVELS
Tehri dam (Uttarakhand, India)
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Highest dam in India over river Bhagirathi. Also 4th largest
Rock-fill dam in the world.
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Height : 260.5 meters & Length : 575 meters.
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Total generating capacity : 2000 MW.
Bhakra Dam (Punjab & Himachal Pradesh, India)
• India’s highest Concrete gravity dam at 225.55 m across the
Sutlej River.
• Length : 518.25 m.
• Total generating capacity : 1325 MW
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam (Andhra Pradesh, India)
• World's largest masonry dam built across Krishna River.
• Height : 150 m & Length : 1600 m.
• One of the earliest projects initiated for Green Revolution
in India by providing clean energy
• Total generating capacity : 816 MW
Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat, India)
• Gravity dam across the Narmada River.
• Total generating capacity : 1450 MW.
• Height : 163 m & Length : 1,210 m.
Hydro Power Development In India :
A Bird’s Eye View
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Asia’s first Hydro project : Shimsha Power Plant on Shimsha
river in Karnataka (17.2 MW) commissioned in 1902.
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India have built a total 749 dams with total capacity 41000 MW.
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Small hydro project (Capacity up to 25 MW) - 604 projects with
capacity 2000 MW.
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Large hydro project (Capacity more than 25 MW) - 145 projects
with capacity 39000 MW.
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India has developed irrigation projects reservoirs,
canals etc, and has created irrigation potential for 42
million hectares (up to 2010-11).
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From 1947(independence) Single Unit size of the
hydro generating units in India, have increased from
22 MW to 250 MW now.
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Around 72 % of Indian population is dependent on
agriculture and it contributes 21% to country’s GDP.
Growth of Installed Capacity – by 5
Year Plans (MW)
OTHERS
Factors Behind Indian Success Story
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Skilled Manpower & Technical Institutes
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Hydro Power Testing Facilities& Engineering
excellance
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Government Regulatory Authorities
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Government Agencies involved in Hydro Power
Development
Technical Institutions Providing Hydro Power Studies
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Indian Institute of Technology ,Roorkee
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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
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National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad.
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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
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Indian Institute of Technology ,Chennai
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Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani
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Institute Of Hydropower Engineering & Technology, Tehri
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National Institute of Technology (Agartala, Bhopal, Kurukshetra, etc.)
Training Centre and Laboratories of Large Hydro
Projects
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Irrigation Research Institute, Roorkee – For Hydro Model Testing
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Alternate Hydro Energy Center, Roorkee
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Water Resources Development Training Centre, Roorkee
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University of Roorkee - Earthquake Model Testing of Dams
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Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune
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National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
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Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP), Delhi
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Gujarat Engineering Research Institute(GERI), Vadodara
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Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bangalore
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National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM), Bangalore
Government Regulatory Authorities
In India
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Ministries:
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
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Ministry of Power
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Ministry of Environment & Forest
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Ministry of Water Resources
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Central Water Commission (CWC)
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Central Electricity Authority Of India (CEA)
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Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)
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State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)
Government Agencies Involved in
Hydro Power Development
• Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation Ltd.
• THDC India Ltd.
• Damodar Valley Corporation
• Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS)
• National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC)
• Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. , Himachal Pradesh
• North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO)
• Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMS)
Conclusion
India has developed prestigious Hydro projects like Tehri, Bhakra, Indira Sagar,
Srisilam etc. India has the skilled manpower, engineering excellence, training
institutes and manufacturing units, thus, it can share its expertise for the
construction and help in development of Hydro Power Projects in Africa which has
high potential in this field. This will give boost to the development of African
economy through rapid industrialization and agricultural growth thereby also uplift
the social and economical situation to its countrymen.
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