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NHPC Limited
TypeGovernment of India Hydropower Board
IndustryElectric utility
HeadquartersFaridabad, Haryana, India[1]
Key people
Y.K. Chaubey,
(Chairman & Managing Director)
ProductsElectricity generation
energy trading
RevenueDecrease9,648 crore (US$1.2 billion) (2021)
Increase5,342 crore (US$670 million) (2021)
Increase3,257 crore (US$410 million) (2021)
Total assetsIncrease73,157 crore (US$9.2 billion) (2021)
Total equityIncrease23,045 crore (US$2.9 billion) (2021)
OwnerGovernment of India (70.95%)
Number of employees
6,753 (March 2019)
ParentMinistry of Power , Government of India

NHPC Limited (erstwhile National Hydroelectric Power Corporation ) is an Indian government hydropower board under the ownership of Ministry of Power, Government of India that was incorporated in the year 1975 with an authorised capital of ₹2,000 million and with an objective to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects. Recently it has expanded to include other sources of energy like Solar, Geothermal, Tidal, Wind etc.

At present, NHPC is a Mini Ratna Category-I Enterprise of the Govt. of India with an authorised share capital of ₹150,000 Million . With an investment base of over ₹387,180 Million Approx., NHPC is among the top ten companies in the country in terms of investment. Baira Suil Power station in [Salooni] Tehsil of Chamba district was the first project undertaken by NHPC.

Public Limited Company

NHPC is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange on 1 September 2009. The government of India and State Governments have 74.51% share as a promoter of the Company while remaining 25.49% is public shareholding. The total number of shareholders are 191,337 and share capital is ₹12,300,742,773.

Market value

At present, NHPC is a schedule 'A' Enterprise of the Govt. of India with an authorised share capital of ₹150 billion, with an investment base of over ₹552 billion Approx. In 2015–16 NHPC made a profit after tax of ₹24.40 billion . An increase of 15% than the previous year profit of ₹21.24 billion. NHPC is among the top 10 companies in India in terms of investment.

Initially, on incorporation, NHPC took over the execution of Salal Stage-I, Bairasiul and Loktak Hydro-electric Projects from Central Hydroelectric Projects Control Board. Since then, it has executed 22 hydro projects with an installed capacity of 6717 MW on ownership basis including projects taken up in a joint venture. One wind project of 50 MW has also been commissioned in Oct 2016. NHPC has also executed 5 projects with an installed capacity of 89.35 MW on turnkey basis. Two of these projects have been commissioned in neighbouring countries i.e. Nepal and Bhutan at a capacity of 14.1 &60 MW.

Ongoing Projects (As of Feb 2017)

Presently NHPC is engaged in the construction of 3 projects aggregating to a total capacity of 3130 MW. NHPC has planned to add 1702 MW during 12th Plan period of which 1372 MW has been completed. 5 projects of 4995 MW are awaiting clearances/Govt. approval for their implementation. Detailed Projects reports are being prepared for 3 projects of 1130 MW. Besides, 3 projects of 1230 MW are under development through its JV, Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt. Ltd. in J&K.

In late 2016, NHPC commissioned a 50 MW wind Power Project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.[2]

Since its inception in 1975, NHPC has grown to become one of the largest organisations in the field of hydropower development in the country. With its present capabilities, NHPC can undertake all activities from concept to commissioning of hydroelectric projects.[3]

Power stations

Total – 7097 MW

Nimoo Bazgo Dam
Nimoo Bazgo Dam
Teesta Low Dam-IV, West Bengal
Teesta Low Dam-IV, West Bengal Power Plant State Commissioned Capacity (MW) year of commission
1 Baira Siul Himachal Pradesh 180[4] 1981
2 Loktak Manipur 105 1983
3 Salal Jammu and Kashmir 690 1987
4 Tanakpur Uttarakhand 120 1992
5 Chamera-I Himachal Pradesh 540 1994
6 Uri-I Jammu and Kashmir 480 1997
7 Rangit Dam Sikkim 60 1999
8 Chamera II Hydroelectric Plant Himachal Pradesh 300 2004
9 Indira Sagar* Madhya Pradesh 1000 2005
10 Dhauliganga-I Uttarakhand 280 2005
11 Dul Hasti Jammu and Kashmir 390 2007
12 Omkareshwar* Madhya Pradesh 520 2007
13 Teesta-V Sikkim 510 2008
14 Sewa-II Jammu and Kashmir 120 2010
15 Chamera-III Himachal Pradesh 231 2012
16 Teesta Low Dam - III Hydropower Plant West Bengal 132 2013
17 Nimmo Bazgo Ladakh 45 2013
18 Chutak Ladakh 44 2012–13
19 Uri-II Jammu and Kashmir 240 2013
20 Parbati-III Himachal Pradesh 520 2014
21 Jaisalmer Wind Farm Rajasthan 50 2016
22 Teesta Low Dam - IV Hydropower Plant West Bengal 160 2016
23 Kishenganga Jammu and Kashmir 330 2018
24 Theni Solar farm Tamil Nadu 50 2018

*Joint Venture with Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) Government

Hydro Power Projects Under construction

Total – 4425 MW Power Projects State Total Capacity (MW) Completion Schedule
1 Parbati-II Himachal Pradesh 800 2021
2 Subansiri (Lower) Arunachal Pradesh 2000 2020[5]
3 Pakal Dul* Jammu & Kashmir 1000 2024
4 Kiru* Jammu & Kashmir 625 2024
5 Ratle Jammu & Kashmir 850

*Under JV through Chenab Valley Power Projects (P) Limited, in Kishtwar District of J&K.

Scheduling and Dispatch

The Scheduling and dispatch of all the generating stations owned by National Hydro Power Corporation is done by the respective Regional Load Dispatch Centres which are the apex body to ensure the integrated operation of the power system grid in the respective region. All these load dispatch centres come under Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO).

Awards and recognition


  1. ^ "NHPC Limited : Contact : NHPC Contact".
  2. ^ "NHPC commissions 50 MW wind power project in Rajasthan". Business Line. PTI. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Baira Siul". NHPC. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Panel call to resume Subansiri dam work". Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. ^ "NHPC Limited : Investor Corner : Performance Highlights".