Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) was established to perform as a non-profitable agency registered under Societies Registration Act-1998 under direct supervision and control of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council-Kargil to harness the potential of renewable energy sources and minimize the use of Diesel and Kerosene in Ladakh by promoting and utilization of the available renewable energy sources. All the implemented projects, especially Small Hydro Projects by KREDA shall be under the ownership of the LAHDC/KREDA and would be maintained by them which has been clearly mentioned in the Administrative Approval of the MNRE, GOI vide No. 20 (38)/2008-SHP dated, 01.06.2010. Within the approval this has also been highlighted that the LAHDC would provide funds for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the projects in case there is any shortfall/requirements.

In the year 2010 the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Govt of India (MNRE) vide its sanctioned order No: even dated 1.6.2010 assigned various renewable energybased schemes like Micro/Mini/Small Hydel Project, Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) System and other Solar Thermal Systems etc., as part of its “Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative”. All the components viz; Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal Systems and other few number small projects had been completed within the time frame except Small Hydro Projects where under Detailed Projects Reports (DPRs) had to be prepared and vetted from the designated Technical authority of MNRE, GOI (IIT AHEC-Roorkee) which took around two years to complete. Thereafter, the projects were start executed in the year 2013-14 onwards with proper approval from the concerned Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Govt. of India and the LAHDC-Kargil and within short period of time during the year 2017 and 2019, two nos. of the SHP’s namely SHP Biaras (1.5 MW) and SHP Chilong (1.0 MW) respectively got completed and formally commissioned.

During the execution of these projects KREDA has experienced that a variety of situations could be encountered while planning the layout of renewable energy plants such as physical, social, administrative, economic etc. But it should always be thought that once such a plant is installed it can effectively contribute to combating climate change while at the same time providing various environmental, social and economic benefits.

KREDA has been supplying uninterrupted electricity to the beneficiary villages of the commissioned SHPs since their commissioning through existing PDD Network. The power generated is fed into the local grid as KREDA has agreement with PDD on the basis of Approved Generic Levelised Tariff for RES approved by JKSERC as also defined in the Memorandum of Expenditure (EFC), MNRE GOI, vide No. 20/38/2008-SHP. In order to realize the revenue for energy generated by the SHPs, executed under KREDA, and PDD has to purchase the power generated from these SHPs as mentioned in EFC approval note of MNRE, GOI. The power generated from SHPs of Biaras, Sangrah, Chilong and Matayen has already been inducted in the distribution system of PDD Kargil. A very vital project under the small hydro sector of the agency, the Raru Small Hydro Power Project, which is of great importance as far as the Zanskar region is concern, is on commissioning stage. Civil work on site is completed and electro mechanical work is on completion stage. KREDA expects that both the small hydro projects of Raru and Zunkul shall give relief to the Zanskari people.

The agency has great contribution to the society of Kargil and the council. The agency has been exploring the potentials in hydro sector as well and has selected more than 100 Nos. of feasible sites for the development of Mini/Small Hydro Power Projects on tributaries of River Suru, River Drass, River Zanskar, River Shingo, Kanji Nallah and Wakha Nallah. The agency has having well trained and skilled staff/expertise who could be usefull for the upcoming renewable energy projects in the region. The agency shall also be providing employment opportunities to the youth at Grass root level on the project sites. It is pertinent to mention here that the Hon’ble Prime Minister has a vision of solarizing Ladakh as a model region for the country by making the region 100% solarised. Kargil is yet to be explored for renewable energy projects. There are scopes for hydro, solar and solar thermal energies. Kargil has great isolation rate which makes it a perfect site for installation of mega capacity solar plants. Many investors have shown interests in investing in the area.

Agency Details

Name of the Agency, Its Registration No. & Date with FCRA No. Address (Location & other details like Tele. No, E-Mail, &Website) Brief History including date of establishment its aim & objective Name, parentage occupation & other details of the executive members, administrative members Funds received during 2020-21 to 2023-24 Brief Activities 2020-21 to 2023-24
Name of the Agency: Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA)

Registration No.: R/no 5909-S-2010



Address: Near Council
Secretariat, Kurbathang
Kargil – 194103,


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The agency came into existence during the year 2010 with the sanctioning of the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative Scheme of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India. Since then the agency is working under the LAHDC, Kargil as an autonomous agency of the LAHDC. The agency now acts as a nodal agency under the LAHDC, and has been nominated has the nodal agency of UT as well. 

Objectives: Promoting and accelerating the pace of utilization of hydro, solar and wind energy and meeting the power requirements in Kargil through RE sources
Executive members: The Hon'ble Chairman/CEC is the Chairman of KREDA and the Deputy Commissioner/CEO is the Vice Chairman while the Executive Councilors & Superintending Engineer are the members Administrative Officials: Project Director/CEO, Project Coordinator, Staff Officer, Accounts Officer. UT Administration, CCDF/Untied Grants, SDP UT Renewable Energy Related