Small Hydro Power Project, Bairas, is located in Drass of Kargil UT Ladakh. The project was commissioned on 20/11/2017 and has been supplying power to the local people of Drass. The SHP runs on the water/discharge available in the Biaras Nallah. The winters are so harsh in Drass, which is also the 2nd coldest inhabited place on the planet. Working of machines is a miracle in such climatic conditions. This is all because of the technology and the untiring efforts of the people and community that the projects remain active throughout winters. Hundreds of households have been benefitted from the projects.
The spillway of the project had got damaged due to flood in the Biaras Nallah which now has been almost restored, and power shall be evacuated to grid as soon as complete test of all components is done properly.
Chilong Small Hydro Project of KREDA is of 1.0 MW capacity and was commissioned on 19/01/2019. The project runs on the discharge available in the Chilong Nallah. The project has been a very successful hydroelectric power station for the agency. Electricity has provided facilities; it has improved the living standard of the people of the far-flung areas of Suru Valley. The project is compact and very much technically advanced, equipped with modern features. KREDA has introduced latest technologies in order to give maximum output in the peak winters. The systems used in the project are mostly digitalized. The winters are so harsh in the areas of Suru. Working of machines is a miracle in such climatic conditions. Hundreds of households have been benefitted from the projects.
The Small Hydro Power Project, Matayeen, Drass runs on the discharge available in the Matayen Nallah and it was commissioned on 20/10/2020. The project is of only 0.55 MW and is very compact and technically advanced, equipped with modern features. The project remains closed during winters due to very low discharge in the Nallah.
This small hydro power project has been constructed in the Sangrah Nallah and was commissioned on 16/11/2018. Unfortunately, a flood occurred in the night of 27th of July 2021 whereunder the Nallah also got in spate on the same day damaging mainly to Diversion structure, Tail Race, Switchyard and Transmission Line including minor damages to other components. Flood entered into the Power House and all the E&M Equipment installed in the Power House including control panels, turbine and generators got submerged.
The Raru Hydro Power Plant, again, is one of the hydro projects built under the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative, and is now on commissioning stage. Some electrical works and a few minor works in the penstock remains, which shall be soon completed. The project is expected to be commissioned by ending October, 2023. Issue of power evacuation has also been taken up with the Power Department UT Ladakh.
This power house was under construction till date and is now on completion stage. A minor work in the penstock is remaining including some electrical works. The project is expected to be commissioned by November, 2023
The Zunkul Hydro Power Plant, is being constructed in Zanskar under KREDA on the discharge available in the Zunkul Nallah. The project is of 2.5MW capacity and shall be covering maximum of the households of Zanskar valley on its commissioning. Penstock erection work and mechanical work in some components is going on. It is expected that the project shall be completed by ending 2024.