Banasagar Hydroelectric Power Plant

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Banasagar Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in the Banasagar of Madhya Pradesh district in India. The power plant is commissioned in 1991 with an approved capacity of 425 MW. The type of project is Major, since its capacity is greater than 25 MW. The type of power house is Surface. The status of power plant is Operational. The source of water for the generation of power is Sone River. The hydroelectric basin is Ganga Basin. The Banasagar power plant is located in the Western Hydroelectric Region of India. The hydroelectric Development type is Run of the River with Pondage.

The power station is owned by Madhya Pradesh Government and the operations are controlled by Madhya Pradesh Power Generation Company Limited. The beneficiary states of power plant are Madhya Pradesh and other neighbouring states. The power project is completed in 1968. The total number of turbines used in the power plant are ten in the four hydroelectric Power Stations. They are 3 from Bansagar Tons I (315 MW), 2 from Bansagar Tons II (45 MW), 3 from Bansagar Tons III (60 MW) and 4 from Bansagar Tons IV (20 MW).

The types of Turbine used in the power plants are Kaplan (I and III) and Francis (II and IV). The maker of Turbine and Generator of the power project is by the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited of India. There and 10 units in operation for all the four power plants and all the ten units are commissioned.

Project Details:

• Hydroelectric Project Name –Bansagar Hydroelectric Power Plant

• Commission Date – 1991

• Approved Capacity in MW – 425 MW

• Installed Capacity in MW – 425 MW

• Type of Project – Major (Greater than 25 MW)

• Type of Powerhouse – Surface

• Status – Operational

• Water Source – Sone River

• Hydroelectric Basin – Ganga Basin

• Hydroelectric Region – Western Hydroelectric Region

• Hydroelectric Development Type – Run of the River Small Pondage

• Owner – Madhya Pradesh Government

• Operating Company – Madhya Pradesh Power Generation Company Limited

• Address –Bansagar, Madhya Pradesh, India

• State – Madhya Pradesh

• Contact Number – +91 (755) 255 3096 (Bhopal)

• Email –

• Website –

• Beneficiary States/ Union Territories – Madhya Pradesh and other neighbouring states

• Completion of Power Project – 1968

• Number of Turbines – 10

• Capacity per Turbine – 3 x 105 MW (Bansagar Tons I)+ 2 x 15 MW (Bansagar Tons II)+ 3 x 20 MW (Bansagar Tons III)+ 2 x 10 MW(Bansagar Tons IV)

• Type of Turbine – Francis (Bansagar Tons I), Kaplan (Bansagar Tons II), Francis (Bansagar Tons III),Kaplan (Bansagar Tons IV)

• Turbine Manufacturer – BHEL India

• Generator Manufacturer – BHEL India

• Unit Sizes – 425 MW (3 x 105 MW + 2 x 15 MW + 3 x 20 MW + 2 x 10 MW)

• Total Units – 10

• Units Commissioned –All the ten units are commissioned