Small Hydro Projects in India

Last Modified: Mon Nov 27 2017 11:49:45 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2 MW - 25 MW
    Generation capacity that falls under the category of 'small' hydro project. Such projects are also classified under "Renewable Energy", while large hydro projects are not.
  • 20,000 MW
    Government of India's target for capacity creation based on small hydro and to be achieved by 2022.
  • 6,474
    Number of potential sites identified by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy with an aggregate capacity of 19,749.44 MW for projects up to 25 MW.
  • 1,075
    Number of small hydro power projects aggregating to 4324.86 MW that have been set up in various parts of the country as of Sep 2017, according to the annual report of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
  • 232
    projects of about 793.73 MW are in various stages of implementation.
  • Rs. 7 - 8 crore
    The cost of setting up a small hydro power plant per MW, which is higher compared to bigger units.