Sewa-II Hydroelectric Project

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Sewa-II Hydroelectric Project is located in the Sewa River of Kathua district in Jammu & Kashmir. The power project has a total installed capacity of 120 MW. The project type is Major as its capacity is greater than 25 MW. The water source for the project is Sewa River and the basin, where the river is flowing is Indus River ( up to International Border). The power project is erected in the Northern Hydroelectric Region of India and the Hydroelectric Development Type is Run of the River with Small Pondage.

The power station is owned by Central Government and the operating company of the plant is National Hydroelectric Power Corporation. Jammu & Kashmir is the beneficiary state of the plant. The structure type of plant is Dam. The name of the Dam, where the project is erected is Sewa St II Dam and the type of Dam is Gravity & Masonry. The main purpose of Dam is Hydroelectric Power Generation. Here the type of power house in the plant is Surface and the type of turbine installed in the power house is Pelton. The maker of both Turbine and Generator of the power station is by the BHEL of Bhopal. There are three units in operation and all of the units have a capacity of 40 MW each. So the total capacity of the plant is 120 MW.

Project Details:

• Hydroelectric Project Name – Sewa-II Hydroelectric Project

• Commission Date – 2007

• Seismic Zone - Seismic Zone-IV

• Approved Capacity in MW – 120 MW

• Total Installed Capacity in MW – 120 MW

• Type of Project – Major (greater than 25 Megawatt)

• Status – Completed

• Water Source – Sewa River

• Basin – Indus up to International Border

• Hydroelectric Region – North Hydroelectric Region

• Hydroelectric Development Type - Run of the River Small Pondage

• Owner – Central Government

• Owner Name – NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation)

• Address – Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir

• District – Kathua

• State – Jammu and Kashmir

• Contact Number – 0129-2588500, 0129-2588110

• Fax – 2277941

• Email –

• Website –

• Beneficiary States/ Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir

• Structure Type - Dam

• Dam Name – Sewa St II Dam

• Type of Dam - Gravity & Masonry

• Purpose of Dam - Hydroelectric Generation

• Type of Power House – Surface

• No. of Penstock in Power House - 1

• Length of Penstock - 826.06 m

• Completion of Power Project– 2007

• Turbine Type – Pelton

• Turbine Manufacturer –BHEL, Bhopal

• Generator Manufacturer – BHEL, Bhopal

• Unit Sizes – 3 x 40 MW (120 MW)

• Total Units – 3

• Units Commissioned – All the units are commissioned