Indira Sagar Hydroelectric Project

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Indira Sagar Hydroelectric Project is erected at the Narmada River of Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh. It is commissioned in 2004 with an approved capacity of 1000 MW. The project type is Major, since its capacity is greater than 25 MW. The Status of Power Plant is Operational. The source of water for the hydroelectric power project is from Narmada River. The hydroelectric Basin is Central Indian Basin and the hydroelectric development type of power house is Storage. The power plant is located in the Western Hydroelectric Region of India.

The power plant is owned by Central Government and the operator is National Hydroelectric Power Corporation. The beneficiary states of the power plant are Madhya Pradesh and other neighbouring states. The completion of the Power Project was in 2004. The total number of turbines in the power plant is eight and capacity per each turbine is 125 MW. The type of turbine built is Francis. The manufacturer of both Turbine and Generator of the power plant is by the M/s BHEL India. The Unit Size of power plant is 8 units of 125 MW, i.e., a total of 1000 MW. There are eight units in operation and all the eight units are commissioned.

How to Reach: Indira Sagar Hydroelectric Project is located in the Narmada Nagar of Khandwa district in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. You can reach this power station by Bus or Train. Transport Buses and Taxi Services are accessible from the nearest town/cities to the power station. Khandwa Railway Station is the nearest well-connected Railway Station, which is located at about 63 km away from power station. Devi AhilyabaiHolkar Airport of Indore is the nearest airport, which is located at about 137 km away from power station.

Project Details:

• Hydroelectric Project Name – Indira Sagar Hydroelectric Project

• Commission Date – 2004

• Approved Capacity in MW – 1000 MW

• Installed Capacity in MW – 1000 MW

• Type of Project – Major (> 25 MW)

• Status – Operational

• Water Source – Narmada River

• Hydroelectric Basin – Central Indian Basins

• Hydroelectric Region – Western Hydroelectric Region of the Country

• Hydroelectric Development Type – Storage

• Owner – Central Government

• Operating Company – National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)

• Address –Narmada Nagar, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India

• State – Madhya Pradesh

• Contact Number – 0129-2588500

• Email –

• Website –

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

• Completion of Power Project – 2004

• Number of Turbines – 8

• Capacity per Turbine – 125 MW

• Type of Turbine – Francis

• Turbine Manufacturer – M/s BHEL India

• Generator Manufacturer – M/s BHEL India

• Unit Sizes – 1000 MW (125 MW x 8 units)

• Total Units – 8

• Units Commissioned – All the units are commissioned