Stakna Hydroelectric Project


Stakna Hydroelectric Project is located in the Indus River of Leh district in Ladakh. The power project is commissioned in 1986 with an approved and installed capacity of 4 MW. The project type is Major, since its capacity is in between 3 and 25 MW. The main source of water for the power project is from Indus River and the basin, where the project is erected is also Indus River (till International Border). The power project is erected in the North Hydroelectric Region of the country. Run of the River with a Small Pondage is the Hydroelectric Development Type of the project. The execution of Power Project was completed in 1986.

The power plant is owned by State Government and the operator of the Stakna power station is Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited (JKPDCL). The Beneficiary Union Territory of the plant is Ladakh. The name of the Barrage, which is associated with this project, is Stakna Barrage. Stakna Power House is built for the project. The type of power house is Surface and its Status is Operational. The type of turbine installed in the power house is Kaplan and the maker of both Turbine and Generator of the power house is by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, India. There are two units in the power plant having a capacity of 2 MW each.

Project Details:

• Hydroelectric Project Name – Stakna Hydroelectric Project

• Commission Date – 1986

• Seismic Zone - Seismic Zone-IV

• Approved Capacity in MW – 4 MW

• Total Installed Capacity in MW – 4 MW

• Type of Project – Major (3 - 25 MW)

• Status – Completed

• Water Source – Indus River

• Basin – Indus up to International Border

• Hydroelectric Region – North Hydroelectric Region

• Hydroelectric Development Type - Run of the River with Small Pondage

• Completion of Power Project– 1986

• Owner – State Government

• Owner Name – Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited

• Address – Leh, Ladakh

• District – Leh

• State – Ladakh

• Contact Number – +91 194 2483783

• Fax – +91 194 2451665

• Email –

• Website –

• Beneficiary States/ Union Territories – Ladakh

• Name of Barrage/ Weir - Stakna Barrage

• Type of Power House – Surface

• Status of Powerhouse – Operational

• Annual Design Energy of Power House - 29 MU

• Firm Power of Power House - 2 MW

• Turbine Type – Kaplan

• Turbine Manufacturer –BHEL, India

• Generator Manufacturer – BHEL, India

• Unit Sizes – 2 x 2 MW (4 MW)

• Total Units – 2

• Units Commissioned – All the two units are commissioned