Manipur is richly endowed with considerable Hydro Power
Potential. However, barely 108.2 MW has been harnessed in the form of one medium project and micro projects. The Loktak Hydro Electric Project (3x35 MW) commissioned in 1984 is so far the main source of power supply in the State.
Government has so far been following the guidelines and policy of Government of
India for power generation programmes to be implemented by the Private Sector
Units. In addition to the Fiscal and Promotional incentives of the Govt. of
India for participation by Private Sector Institutions/ Companies in the
generation and supply from generating stations the State Government is making
preparation to frame a policy of its own to further facilitate private
participation and investment in the field of Generation, Transmission and
Distribution. The Government has given top priority consideration on generation
to develop hydro power potential as one of the major industries. It has decided
to invite private investors in the Generation industry.
The Government of Manipur
welcomes private participation in the following projects:-
project is located near Tamenglong Khunjao in Tamenglong District, Manipur at a
distance of about 21 Km from Tamenglong District Head Qtr. It is a storage
scheme and aims to utilize the inflow of Barak River. The project envisages
construction of a 122m high concrete gravity dam having a gross storage of
921.30 M Cum. The catchment area of the river at dam site is 2449 Sq. Km. A head
race tunnel having a diameter of 7.5 m and 6.5 Km long is to be constructed to
take the water from the reservoir to the Power House. The proposed Power house
shall be having an installed capacity of 190 MW with two units of 95 MW each.
The Project has also other components like spillway with a discharging capacity
of 12145 cumecs, intake tunnel of 7.5 m dia., a 143 m high surge shaft of 18 m
dia. And two nos. of penstocks each having 4.4 m dia. PFR of the project has
been prepared and is readily available. Survey and Investigation work is yet to
2. Irang HE-Project:
project site is located near Taobam village on NH-53 in Tamenglong District. It
is a storage scheme and envisages construction of a 104m high earthen Dam across
Irang River. The power house to be constructed at the toe of the dam shall be
having an installed capacity of 60MW with 4(four) units of 15MW each. Survey
& Investigation of the project is presently in the advance stage.
Formulation of DPR of the project is targeted during 2010-11.
project site is located near Dailkhai village in Thanlon Sub-Division of
Churachandpur District. It is a storage scheme and aims to utilize the inflow of
Tuivai River, a tributary of Barak. The project envisages construction of 110m
high earthen dam with a gross storage of 380.80M cum. The proposed power house
to be constructed at the toe of the dam shall be having an installed capacity of
51 MW with three units of 17 MW each. Survey and Investigation of the project is
expected to be completed during 2011-12 and its DPR shall be formulated during
the same year.
4. Nungleiband HE
project is proposed to be taken up near Nungleiband village in Tamenglong
District. It is a run off the river scheme and aims to utilise the tail race
discharge of existing Loktak HE Project and the inflow of Leimatak River which
is a tributary of Barak River. The project envisages construction of a 28m high
barrage and 14m long head race tunnel. The power house shall be having an
installed capacity of 70 MW with two units of 35MW each. The annual energy
generation is 363.95 M U. The total project cost is Rs.7200.40 million
approximately based on June 2007 Price Level. The generation cost works out as
Rs. 3.30 per unit.
5. Khongnem Chakha
project is located near Maram Centre in Senapati District, Manipur. It is at the
upper reach of the Barak River. The project envisages construction of a 52 m
high concrete gravity dam and 15 Km long head race tunnel of 3.5 m diameter. The
power house shall be having an installed capacity of 67 MW with two units of
33.5 MW each. PFR of the project has been prepared and the Survey and
Investigation is yet to be started. In addition, the State also has taken up
irrigation projects with power generation component, like Thoubal Multipurpose
project, which has 7.5 MW power components. Companies may consider collaborating
with the State Government to tap the power from such projects.