SMALL HYDRO DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMME IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
A) PRIVATE SECTOR
Government has taken several initiatives to encourage private sector
participation in small hydro power development. Himachal Pradesh is among
the few States, which has streamlined and is continuously refining the
various procedures/processes to minimize the bottlenecks.
The process of
exploitation of hydel potential in small hydro sector through private sector
participation began during 1995-96. Since then, the allotment of project
sites has been a continuous process. Till 31st October, 2015, 655
Small hydro Electric Projects (upto 5MW capacity) with an aggregate
capacity of 1596.805 MW have been allotted. Out of these 67 projects with an
aggregate capacity of 262.55 MW have been commissioned. 3 projects of total
capacity 2.70 MW also commissioned in Private Sector under UNDP-GEF
Programme. 13 project of an aggregate capacity 16.87 MW have been allotted
to Himurja for development in State Sector. Out of these 10 Nos. mini micro
hydel projects of total capacity 2.37 MW have been commissioned in the
interior part of Himachal Pradesh.
TO PRIVATE INVESTORS FOR EXPLOITING SMALL HYDRO POTENTIAL IN THE STATE :
Projects upto 5.00MW are handled by HIMURJA in following modes:-
a Projects Identified by HIMURJA (refer detail at
Projects Identified by the IPPs designated as
self identified projects (Refer requirement & Guidelines at Annexure-II).
i. Small Hydro Project up to
2.00MW capacity shall be exclusively reserved for the Himachalis. Whereas
while allotting projects upto 5.00 MW, Himachali shall be given extra 30
marks in addition to the marks obtained by them for financial strength.
ii. Not more than 3 projects shall be
allotted for implementation to an IPP including the already allotted
PROJECTS NOW BEING OFFERED FOR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION
The H.P. Government offers projects sites with potential upto 5.00 MW
capacity for private sector participation. The details are available at
Annexure-I with this brochure.