Malana hydropower plant

India / Hydropower / Power plant

The Malana run-of-the-river power plant is located on the Malana Nallah, a tributary of Parbati River in the Beas Basin in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. The plant was commissioned in July 2001.

  • 2001
    Entered into operation
  • 109 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 350 GWh
    Annual production

The Malana hydropower plant utilises the water from the Malana river and helps to meet the power shortages in the Northern region. In the months from November to May, the plant operates at peak capacity. During the rest of the year, it is operated as a base load plant.

Water is collected at the plant's intake and then transferred via an underground headrace tunnel and steel surface penstock into the powerhouse at Chauki village. Power is transmitted to the Himachal Pradesh State's Bajaura connection point via a high voltage transmission line built by the plant.

The hydropower plant was constructed and commissioned ahead of schedule, resulting in lower project costs. Out of eight projects allocated by the government of Himachal Pradesh, Malana is the only project to be completed ahead of time.


Malana hydropower plant
Malana hydropower plant. (Photo: Statkraft)

The company is certified in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001. 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.


Malana hydropower plant
Malana hydropower plant. (Photo: Statkraft)
Company Ownership share
Statkraft 49%
Bhilwara Energy Limited 51%

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