Pre Investment Study on Irrigation Canals and Dams of India

Country: India  State: Punjab Capacity: 23MW 
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Over the past hundred years, an extensive network of irrigation canals has been developed in the state. Water is diverted from three international rivers (the Ravi, Beas, and the Sutlej) which flow from northwestern India into Pakistan. There is considerable potential for power generation at numerous canal drops. In 1982, the Punjab Department of Irrigation and Power surveyed over 150 canal drops in the state and concluded that 110 MW could be harnessed from mini-hydro schemes. The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has since earmarked several prospects for development along: (i) the Sirhind Canal network which has 63 drops with a power generation potential of 43 MW; and (ii) the Bhakra Main Line Canal which has 34 drops and a power potential of 55MW. The PSEB also is proceeding to develop the considerably larger power generation potential that has been identified in the Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC). 

The primary focus of the study by SECSD was on the twelve prospective mini-hydro sites that have been identified on the Sirhind Canal network, plus two others on the Bhakra Main Line Canal, all of which are earmarked for development under the ongoing Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Project.

PUNJAB STATE WITH PROJECTS HANDLED

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CANAL DROP BASED SCHEMES

Babanpur 30 3 2 x 650 7.0 1.559 1199 4
Chakbhai 30 3 2 x 650 7.2 1.531 1177 40.7
Chanarthal 50 3 4 x 1000 29.25 3.838 959 40.7
Chupki 30 3 2 x 650 30.0 1.575 1211 40.7
Dalla 30 4.25 2 x 1000 9.2 1.692 846 40.7
Dolowal 30 3 2 x 650 8.12 1.559 1199 40.7
Kila 30 3 2 x 650 6.48 1.519 1168 40.7
Narangwal 30 3 3 x 650 8.8 2.128 1637 40.7
Thablan 50 3 6 x 1000 44.2 5.916 986 40.7
Tugal 22.5 3 3 x 350 6.5 1.664 1584 40.7
Salar 22.5 3 2 x 350 3.44 1.151 1644 40.7
Sidhana 12 3 2 x 350 4.12 0.642 917 40.7
TOTAL     22,900 164 24.77 1115  

u/s of SIDHANA DROP

CHAKBHAI DROP

DALLA DROP

LIST OF PROJECTS HANDLED BY SECSD

DOLOWAL DROP

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