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Why Small Hydro Power ?

  • Reliable, eco‑friendly, mature and proven technology.
  • More suited for the sensitive mountain ecology.
  • Can be exploited wherever sufficient water flows ‑ along small streams, medium to small rivers.
  • Does not involve setting up of large dams or problems of deforestation, submergence or rehabilitation.

  • Non-polluting, entails  no waste  or production of   toxic gases, environment friendly. 

  • Small capital investment and short gestation period.
  • Minimal transmission losses.
  • With careful planning and adoption of simplified and standardized designs, SHP installations are becoming increasingly competitive with thermal, diesel or gas based power generation.

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