The Tidong River
Tidong hydropower plant
The Tidong Hydropower Project is a 150 MW run-of-river hydropower project on a tributary of Sutlej River in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh.
Statkraft acquired the Tidong project in 2018, which was approximately 60 per cent constructed at the time of acquisition.
The project utilises water from the Tidong Khad, a major tributary of the Sutlej River, to harness the head of 610m and generate an estimated 600 GWh annually.
The power plant will use an 8km long head race tunnel, a 110m high surge shaft, a 1,200m long pressure shaft and the surface power house.
The power plant will have a storage capacity for 3 to 4 hours peak.
Tidong project site
- Planned installed capacity: 150 MW
- Planned annual production: 600 GWh