The Company -THDCIL

THDC India Limited, is a Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India (GoI) and registered as a Public Limited Company in July-88 under the Companies Act, 1956. THDCIL was conferred ‘Mini Ratna–Category-I Status in Oct-09 and up-graded to Schedule ‘A’ PSU in July-10 by the Govt. of India.
 
The Equity of company was earlier shared between Govt. of India and GoUP in the ratio of 75:25. Recently, the Share Purchase Agreement was executed between NTPC Limited and President of India on March 25, 2020, for acquisition of legal and beneficial ownership of equity held by the President of India in THDC India Limited which represents 74.496% of the total paid up share capital of THDCIL for an aggregate consideration of INR 7500 crore (Rupees Seven Thousand Five Hundred Crore only).
 
The Authorized Share Capital of the Company is Rs. 4000 Cr. THDCIL started earning profits from first year (2006-07) of commercial operation of its maiden project i.e. Tehri HPP (1000 MW) and THDCIL is a consistently profit-making company since then.
 
THDCIL was constituted with the sole objective to develop, operate & maintain the 2400 MW Tehri Hydro Power Complex and other Hydro projects.  The 2400 MW Tehri Hydro Power Complex comprises of (1) Tehri Dam & HPP (1000 MW), (2) Koteshwar HEP (400 MW) and (3) Tehri PSP (1000 MW).
 
The Memorandum of Association of the Company was last modified on 31st August 2010 to reflect the current business reality of projects outside Bhagirathi valley.
The article of Association of company has been amended on 14th Feb’2020 to incorporate new provisions which are required to be inserted due to amendment in Companies Act and Dematerialization of shares of the company.
 
The Corporation has grown into a multi-Project Organization, with Projects spread over various States as well as neighbouring country, Bhutan. Presently, THDCIL has a portfolio of 13 projects (Hydro, Thermal, Wind & Solar), totaling to an installed capacity of 5,539 MW, which includes 1537 MW Operational and balance under various stages of development / implementation.  In addition, a number of Projects in the country are in the business development stage.
 
Presently, THDCIL has three operational hydro power plants namely Tehri HPP (1000 MW), Koteshwar HEP (400 MW), Dhukwan Small HEP (24 MW) and two operational wind power plants namely Patan Wind Farm (50 MW) and Devbhumi Dwarika Wind Farm (63 MW).
 
The 1000 MW Tehri HPP was commissioned in 2006-07. The Tehri HPP (1000 MW) is a multipurpose project, providing electricity to the Northern Region, Irrigation benefits to Uttar Pradesh, and Drinking Water to NCT of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.  Due to regulated releases from the Tehri storage reservoir, the existing downstream Hydro projects of the State are also benefitted by way of augmentation in generation at no additional cost to them.
 
The 400 MW Koteshwar HEP was commissioned in 2011-12. The project is integral part of Tehri Hydro Power Complex and its reservoir will also serve as lower reservoir for 1000 MW Tehri PSP. 
 
The 24 MW Dhukwan Small Hydro Project on Betwa river in Uttar Pradesh has been commissioned in 2019-20. 
 
Towards diversification of the company into Renewable Energy areas, THDCIL has commissioned 50 MW Wind Power Plant at Distt. Patan, Gujarat in June-2016 and 63 MW Wind Power Plant at Devbhumi Dwarka, Gujarat in Mar-2017.
 
Presently, two hydro power projects namely Tehri PSP (1000 MW) & VPHEP (444 MW), one Thermal Project namely Khurja STPP (1320 MW) and one Solar Project namely Kasargod Solar Power Project (50 MW) are under construction.
 
The 1000 MW Tehri Pumped Storage Project is under construction and its Ist unit is expected to be commissioned by June-22. The Tehri PSP would utilize the Tehri and Koteshwar reservoirs as the upper and lower reservoir.
 
THDCIL is also implementing 444 MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project (VPHEP) on the river Alaknanda in Uttarakhand and its Ist unit is expected to be commissioned by June-23. In addition, various Hydro Projects of THDCIL are under Survey & Investigation / DPR preparation stage.
 
Khurja Super Thermal Power Project (2 X 660 MW) in Distt. Bulandshahr (UP) is under construction by THDCIL. Govt. of India has accorded investment approval for Khurja STPP for Rs. 11089.42 Cr. and Amelia Coal Mine for Rs. 1587.16 Cr. on 7th March-19. Hon’ble Prime Minister has also laid foundation stone of the Project on 9th March-19. With award of major packages, construction works at Site is in progress. The First Unit is expected to be commissioned by Feb’24.
 
THDCIL and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has signed an MOU on 13.02.2015 for setting up 250 MW Solar PV Projects in India. A Tripartite agreement amongst SECI, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and THDCIL has signed on 31.03.2015 for development of 50 MW Solar Project at District Kasargod, Kerala. The work of 50 MW (AC) Solar PV Power Plant in district Kasargod, Kerala is in progress and is expected to be commissioned by end of the year 2020.

Besides above, various power projects are under pre-construction/ business development stages.
Government of Maharashtra has entrusted Pumped Storage Scheme (PSS) namely; Malshej Ghat (700 MW) to the Joint Venture of THDCIL & NPCIL for updation of DPR and subsequent implementation, if found viable. DPR for Malshej Ghat has already been submitted. Implementation Agreement is to be signed with Govt. of Maharashtra, for which consent of GoMH is awaited.
 
Under India-Bhutan Co-operation in Hydro Sector development, MoP allotted two Projects namely; Sankosh Storage Project (2560 MW) for updation of DPR and Bunakha HEP (180 MW) in Bhutan for updation of DPR and subsequent implementation on Inter-governmental Authority Model / JV with Bhutanese PSUs. THDCIL has updated DPR of Sankosh HEP (2585 MW) and Bunakha HEP (180 MW) in Bhutan. Modalities for execution of Sankosh HEP and Bunakha HEP are under process.
 
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has also allotted THDCIL to develop 2000 MW Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks through SPV/JVC in the state of Uttar Pradesh and 1500 MW in Rajasthan. THDCIL is in the process of formation of SPV/JVC with the agencies of respective state Govts and identification of suitable land.
 
Further, THDCIL has also diversified to provide specialized Consultancy services in the Power Sector.

Awards:
  • Tehri Dam has been conferred the Prestigious award of “International Milestone Project”  of International Commission of Large Dam (ICOLD) in Oct.’2009 at China, considering the uniqueness  of its design and construction features.
  • Koteshwar HEP has been conferred the “PMI India Best Project Award” of the year in long term duration (More than 3 years) category in 2011-12.
  • Koteshwar HEP has won the prestigious “5th CIDC Vishwakarma Award-2013”.
  • THDCIL has been conferred the “Power Line Award” in the category of 'Best Performing Generation Company (in Hydro Sector)’ in May,2012.
  • THDCIL has been conferred “SCOPE Meritorious Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsiveness” in April,2012.
  • THDCIL has been conferred with the Gold Trophy Citation under prestigious “SCOPE Award for Excellence” for outstanding contribution to the Public Sector Management for the year 2013-14 in the Institutional Category II (Mini Ratna I & II PSEs).
  • Tehri HPP (1000 MW) has been awarded with  Award of “Best Maintained Project” by Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) on 29th Dec., 2016.
  • THDCIL has been conferred with prestigious “HR Gold Award for Training Excellence in 2018-19” from EkKaamDeshKeNaam, a renowned NGO.
  • THDCIL has received “CSR Innovation and Leadership Award 2019” by PHD Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi.
  • “CBIP Award 2019” was also presented to THDCIL for “Best Performing Utility in Hydro Power Sector”.
  • CBIP has selected Tehri Dam & HPP as “Best Maintained Hydro Power Project” and award shall be presented soon.
  • For implementation of Telemedicine Initiative in remote locations of Tehri District, THDCIL and DM(Tehri) has been conferred with “E-Governance Award” by GoI in 2019.
  • THDCIL has also been conferred with “Award for Social Media for PR & Branding” by Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) at its 43rd  All India Public Relations Conference held at Dehradun.
  • THDC India Limited (THDCIL) has been conferred with “Rajbhasha Kirti Award (Second)” for its outstanding contribution in the field of promotion of official language (Hindi) in the financial year 2018-19.
 
 ISO Certification:

THDCIL has obtained following Certifications for Corporate Office, Rishikesh, Tehri HPP, Tehri PSP, Koteshwar HEP, VishnugadPipalkoti HEP and Dhukwan SHP:–
  • ISO 9001:2015 Certification (Quality Management System).
  • ISO 14001-2015 Certification (Environment Management System).
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification (Occupational Health and Safety Management System.