Karcham Wangtoo Plant

The Country’s Largest Private Sector Hydro-plant

Commissioned on 13th September 2011, the Karcham Wangtoo plant is located on river Satluj in District Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh, and has a generating capacity of 1091MW. Its diversion dam is located at village Karcham and the powerhouse is located near village Wangtoo on NH-5.

The power to Empower

  • The concrete gravity dam used to generate power is 88m high, 53 m of which is below the riverbed level
  • The plant’s pressure shafts feed four generating units of 250MW each, installed in an underground powerhouse at Wangtoo
  • The project comprises of 44.60 km of tunneling in the Himalayan geology
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  • Best Operating Hydro Power Plant from IPPAI (Independent Power Producer Association of India) – 2nd Runners-Up for the Year 2015-16.
  • National Award for Outstanding Performance from the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India for the Year 2013-14.