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A small hydroelectric plant (130 KW) established near Darjeeling in 1887 ushered the beginning of hydroelectric power development in India. since then, development of hydroelectric power in the country has made rapid strides. The hydel installed capacity which was only 508 MW in 1947 with 12 H.E. stations, 51 Units and the maximum unit size of 22 MW at bhira H.E. Project under TATA's , has risen to 34205 MW upto the end of XI plan(Does not include station capacity 25 MW and below). The maximum Unit size is now 250 MW at Koyna stage-IV under MAHAGENCO, Nathpa Jhakri under SJVNL and Tehri under THDC.

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Note : 1 In addition to above 2 PSS (1080 MW) are under construction and 4785.6 MW PSS are under operation Developed
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State wise Hydro Electric Projects and Powerhouse

No State Hydro Electric Projects Powerhouses
1 Andhra Pradesh
9
HE
7
Powerhouses
2 Arunachal Pradesh
1
HE
2
Powerhouses
3 Assam
4
HE
3
Powerhouses
4 Bihar
3
HE
4
Powerhouses
5 Chhattisgarh
3
HE
3
Powerhouses
6 Goa
-
HE
-
Powerhouses
7 Gujarat
3
HE
5
Powerhouses
8 Haryana
2
HE
4
Powerhouses
9 Himachal Pradesh
33
HE
31
Powerhouses
10 Jammu and Kashmir
19
HE
19
Powerhouses
11 Jharkhand
4
HE
7
Powerhouses
12 Karnataka
16
HE
26
Powerhouses
13 Kerala
14
HE
16
Powerhouses
14 Madhya Pradesh
14
HE
14
Powerhouses
15 Maharashtra
29
HE
35
Powerhouses
16 Manipur
2
HE
-
Powerhouses
17 Meghalaya
4
HE
-
Powerhouses
18 Mizoram
-
HE
-
Powerhouses
19 Nagaland
1
HE
1
Powerhouses
20 Odisha
6
HE
8
Powerhouses
21 Punjab
6
HE
12
Powerhouses
22 Rajasthan
2
HE
4
Powerhouses
23 Sikkim
3
HE
4
Powerhouses
24 Tamil Nadu
20
HE
33
Powerhouses
25 Tripura
1
HE
1
Powerhouses
26 Uttar Pradesh
6
HE
6
Powerhouses
27 Uttarakhand
15
HE
20
Powerhouses
28 West Bengal
7
HE
9
Powerhouses
29 Telangana
6
HE
8
Powerhouses
Union Territories
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands
1
HE
1
Powerhouses
2 Chandigarh
-
HE
-
Powerhouses
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli
-
HE
-
Powerhouses
4 Daman and Diu
1
HE
-
Powerhouses
5 Lakshadweep
-
HE
-
Powerhouses
6 Delhi
-
HE
-
Powerhouses
7 Puducherry
-
HE
-
Powerhouses

Basin wise Hydro Electric Projects and Powerhouse

No. Basin Name Hydro Electric Projects Powerhouses
1 Indus (Up to border)
54
HE
59
Power house
2 Ganga
38
HE
54
Power house
3 Brahmaputra
15
HE
20
Power house
4 Barak and others
3
HE
3
Power house
5 Godavari
16
HE
16
Power house
6 Krishna
30
HE
35
Power house
7 Cauvery
15
HE
24
Power house
8 Subarnarekha
1
HE
4
Power house
9 Brahmani and Baitarni
1
HE
1
Power house
10 Mahanadi
4
HE
6
Power house
11 Pennar
1
HE
1
Power house
12 Mahi
2
HE
3
Power house
13 Sabarmati
-
HE
-
Power house
14 Narmada
6
HE
9
Power house
15 Tapi
1
HE
2
Power house
16 West flowing rivers from Tapi to Tadri
12
HE
18
Power house
17 West flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari
21
HE
29
Power house
18 East flowing rivers between Mahanadi and Pennar
-
HE
-
Power house
19 East flowing rivers between Pennar and Kanyakumari
6
HE
6
Power house
20 West flowing rivers of Kutch and Saurashtra including Luni
-
HE
-
Power house
21 Area of inland drainage in Rajasthan
-
HE
-
Power house
22 Minor rivers draining into Myanmar (Burma and Bangladesh)
-
HE
-
Power house

Reference links

For updated Information - Central Electricity Authority

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