Tehri PSP has been envisaged to generate 1000 MW of peaking power for enhancing system reliability and also to provide balancing load to the thermal and renewable generation during off peak hours. The reservoir created by the Tehri Dam and Koteshwar Dam would function as upstream and downstream reservoir for Pump Storage Plant. This Plant will contribute in stabilization a big way by meet the peak load and balancing requirement.Tehri PSP comprising of four reversible pump turbine units of 250 MW each, involves construction of an Underground Machine Hall on the left bank of river Bhagirathi. The main feature of the Project is the large variation of about 90 m between the maximum and minimum head, under which the reversible units shall operate. The operation of Tehri PSP is based on the concept of recycling of water discharged between upper reservoir to lower reservoir. On completion, additional generating capacity of 1000 MW, peaking power, will be added to the Northern Region (annual generation of 2475 million units). For pumping operation of reversible units, the off-peak energy requirement will be of the order of 3104 MU. With the construction of Tehri PSP, Tehri Hydro power Complex shall function as a major peaking station having an installed capacity of 2400 MW.

    Govt. of India approved the execution of Pumped Storage Plant (4X250 MW) in July-2006, at a cost of ₹1657.60 cr. including IDC of ₹81.64 cr. at Dec.’05 price level with debt equity ratio of 70:30.

    RCE-I of ₹ 2978.86 at Apr’10 PL was approved in Nov’11. RCE-II of ₹ 4825.60 Cr. (incl. IDC & FC of ₹1089.80 Cr.) at Feb'2019 PL, has been approved on 31.07.2021.

    Revised Cost Estimate-III:  TThe “Time Overrun” considering the delays till Aug’23 has been approved by CEA on 17.10.23. The RCE-III at Jun’2023 PL has been prepared on the basis of approved time overrun, which is under review and shall be submitted to CEA shortly.

    4.0 Expected Commissioning of Project
    Commissioning of the Project:
    1st and 2nd Unit are targeted to be completed by 15.03.2024 and 31.03.2024 respectively except constraint of River Joining.
    i.         Upstream Reservoir           : Tehri Dam Reservoir (Already commissioned)
    ii.        Downstream Reservoir      :  Koteshwar Dam Reservoir (Already commissioned)
    iii        Head Water Levels
                   Maximum                         :  830 m
                   Minimum                          :  740 m
    iv.       Head Race Tunnels             :  Two nos concrete lined HRTs (HRT-3 & HRT-4)
                                                       Dia 8.5 m Length HRT-3: 932m, HRT–4 :1060m already constructed
    v.       Upstream Surge Shaft
                 Nos.                                    :          02
                 Dia                                      :          20.92 m
                 Height                                :          145 m
    vi.  Penstocks
                 Number                              :           04
                 Dia                                      :           6.0 m
                 Type                                    :           Steel lined
    vii   Power House
               Type                                      :          Underground
               Size of Machine hall           :        Width   : 28.2 m
               Height  : 56 m
               Length  : 203 m
               Location                                :          Left Bank
               Rated unit capacity              :           250 MW
               Installed capacity                 :           1000 MW
               Number of units                   :           04 nos.
               Type of Machine                   :           Variable speed vertical Francis type reversible Turbine.
               Turbine Net Head Range     :           120.4m to 219.4 m
               Pump delivery Head Range :           130.5m to 229.5 m
               Design Head                          :           188 m
               Rotational Speed                  :           Variable speed
               Distributor axis                      :           approx. EL 568 M
               Submergence                        :            approx. 38 m
               -Nominal value                      :           278 MVA
               -Maximum capacity              :           306 MVA
               Rated electrical power output  :        250 MW at about 188m WC of rated net Head
    viii)  Downstream Surge Shaft
               Nos.                                        :          02
               Dia                                          :          19.5 m
               Height                                     :          70 m
    ix)   Tail Race Tunnels
               Nos                                          :           02
               Dia                                           :           9.0 m
               TRT-3                                       :         1151 m
               TRT-4                                       :         1255 m
    x)  Tail Water Levels
              Maximum                                  :          612.5 m
              Minimum (in pump mode)      :          606    m
              Minimum (in turbine mode)   :          603    m
              Average                                      :         609.5  m

  • DateEvent
    04.06.1987Receipt of Stage-I Forest clearance 
    Received along with PIB of Tehri HPP in 1992Receipt of Working permission
    09.02.1988Receipt of Stage-II Forest clearance
    13.12.1989Submission of proposal for Environment Clearance (if applicable)
    19.07.1990Receipt of EnvironmentClearance
    29.08.2005PIB/EFC proposal Approval
    20.05.2006CCEA Note Submission
    18.07.2006 (Original)
    08.11.2011 (RCE-I)
    31.07.2021 (RCE-II)
    CCEA Approval/Investment approval
    30.08.2007Publication of Tender (EPC Contract)
    23.06.2011Contract Awarded to consortium of Alstom Hydro – France (renamed as GE Hydro France), Hindustan Construction Co Ltd and Alstom Project India Ltd (renamed as GE Power India limited).
    30.03.2023Boxing up of Unit - 1
    1. Peaking power of 1000 MW (annual generation of 1321.82 million units)
    2. Reliable, economical and best available means for banking of electricity
    3. Grid stability
    4. Banking of power
    5. Ancillary grid services such as network frequency control and reserves.

Updated on : 29/11/2023