Gaj Hydroelectric Project

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Gaj Power House Himachal Pradesh is erected at the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is commissioned in 1996 with an approved and installed capacity of 10.5 MW. The type of the project is Small since it is between the range of 3 MW and 25 MW. The hydroelectric status of the power plant is completed and is currently Running. The water source of the power plant is GajKhad and the basin is Indus River. The hydroelectric region of the power station is North Hydroelectric Region. The power project is owned and operated by the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board, which is a State Government undertaking.

The beneficiary states of this hydroelectric power station are North Indian states. The completion of the power project was in 1996 and soon the power project started its commercial operation. The type of Turbine used in the Power Plant is Francis. The turbine and generator manufacturer of power plant are VO, AST and Jyoti India respectively. There are three turbines in the plant. The capacity per turbine is 3.5 MW and the total installed capacity is 10.5 MW. The Unit Sizes of the power plant are 10.5 MW, having 3 units of 3.5 MW each. There are three units in operation with an installed capacity of 3.5 MW each.

How to Reach: The Gaj Hydroelectric Project is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. You can arrive this hydroelectric power station via Road, Rail or Air. The nearest well-connected city from the Gaj Power Station is Kangra, which is about 29 km away from the power station. You will get transport buses or taxi cars from Kangra to the Power Station. Kangra Railway Station is the nearest well-connected railway station and Kangra Airport is the nearest Airport. The airport is located at about 12 kilometers from Dharamsala and 8 kilometer from Kangra City.

Project Details:

• Hydroelectric Project Name –Gaj Hydroelectric Project

• Commission Date – 1996

• Approved Capacity in MW – 10.5 MW

• Installed Capacity in MW – 10.5 MW

• Type of Project – Small (between 3 and 25 Megawatt)

• Status – Completed and Running

• Water Source – GajKhad

• Basin – Indus River

• Hydroelectric Region – North

• Owner – HPSEB, State Government

• Address – Gaj Power House, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh

• District –Kangra

• State – Himachal Pradesh

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• Beneficiary States/ Union Territories – North Indian States

• Completion of Power Project– 1996

• Turbine Type – Francis

• Turbine Manufacturer – VO, AST

• Generator Manufacturer – Jyoti, IND

• Unit Sizes – 10.5 MW (3 units x 3.5 MW)

• Total Units - 3

• Units Commissioned – All the three units are commissioned