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Allain Duhangan hydropower plant

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Commercial operation of the 192 MW run-of-the-river hydropower plant, Allain Duhangan, began in April 2010. The plant is located in the steep terrain of the Himalayas in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh.

  • 2010
    Entered into operation
  • 192 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 802 GWh
    Annual production

Allain Duhangan harnesses the potential of 850m head by diverting the water of Allain and Duhangan rivers. The water is transferred through two separate intakes, two water conveyance tunnels, a long pressure shaft of 1,587m and an underground power house. The plant also has a dedicated double circuit transmission line of 175 km.

The plant is operated as a peaking plant from November to May and as a base load plant during the summer and rainy season from June to October.

 

Allain Duhangan hydropower plant
Allain Duhangan hydropower plant. (Photo: Statkraft)

The company is certified in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001. These certifications underline the company’s efforts within quality of generation, supply of dependable power to our customers, preventing pollution, ensuring a safe workplace and caring for the health of our employees.

In 2013, Allain Duhangan was awarded the runners-up award for Best Hydro Power project by Power Line Awards. The award was presented by Mr Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, then Minister of State with independent charge for Power. 

 

Allain Duhangan hydropower plant
Allain Duhangan hydropower plant. (Photo: Statkraft)
Company Ownership share
Statkraft 43.1%
Bhilwara Energy Limited 44.9%
IFC 12%

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