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