Hydro Power

Seli Hydro Electric Project - Himachal Pradesh


Seli Hydro Electric Power Company Limited is a Special Purpose Vehicle created under Hindustan Powerprojects Private Limited (HPPPL) to develop, execute and operate 4 x 100 MW SeliHEP. Hindustan Powerprojects Private Limited (HPPPL) is a group with the vision to become a leading energy developer in India. It is one of the fastest growing Integrated Power companies in India, operating across a synergetic span of verticals comprising Coal, Power Generation (thermal & hydro), Power Trading, EPC and Renewable (Solar).

Hindustan Powerprojects Private Limited (HPPPL) undertakes sustainable development of hydropower projects by respecting the environment, public safety and wellbeing by synergizing economy and development in a viable balance.

HPPPL recognizes the responsibility for environmental management and pushes hydro power development to contribute to substitution of emissions towards the inevitable need and good of low carbon economy.

The challenge of balanced hydro power development in a responsible and viable manner calls for innovations and best engineering practices in the project design and development with diligent social responsibility.

The process of development of hydro power projects by HPPPL is an extensive one that involves strategic assessment of the project site and project parameters prior to preparing the project for execution. The project is then executed through consultation and evaluation with all stakeholders and laws that guide and facilitate sustainable hydropower development.

The project envisages construction of a Concrete Gravity Dam of 80 m height from the river bed level. The FRL of the project is 2606 m and live storage is 8.223 MCM. The dam will be located near Shulling village. The project envisages having twin Head Race Tunnel of 4.17 km and 4.25 km long having a dia of 8.4 m. Two underground surge shafts of 29 m in diameter and 51 m high, four pressure shafts each having 4.6m diameter and having length of 247m, 270m, 229m and 252 m and an intermediate Adit of 7.5m dia of 435m long. Underground Power House will be located on the right bank of Chenab River near GugalNallah in Kurched Village that shall house 4 units of100 MW each to have installed capacity of 400 MW. The Tail race Tunnel shall discharge the water back to river Chenab with Normal Tail Water Level of 2489.8m.

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The state of Himachal Pradesh has vast Hydro Power potential.The SeliHEP is located on Chenab River. The Chenab River, also known as Chandra Bhaga River in its upper reaches, is one of the major rivers in Himachal Pradesh. It is formed by the confluence of two rivers viz. Chandra and Bhaga at Tandi near Keylong in Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The project has been awarded by Himachal Pradesh Govt. on ICB Basis. Seli Hydroelectric Power Company Ltd. is SPV to implement Seli Hydro-Electric Project in Lahaul & Spiti District in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The dam will be located near Shulling village. Underground Power House will be located on the right bank of Chenab River near Gugal Nallah in Kurched Village that shall house 4 units of100 MW each to have installed capacity of 400 MW.


The nearest broad gauge rail head is Kiratpur Sahib railway station, which is about 390 Km from Project site. The proposed SeliHEP is about 220 km from Bhuntar (Kullu) airport, which is the nearest airport. By road the project is well connected through from Mandi to Keylong via Bhuntar, Manali, Rohtang upto Keylong. From Keylong, the project is connected to Udaipur by road via Tandi. Udaipur is well connected with other parts of Himachal Pradesh. The details of accessibility are given below:

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