The Cabinet Committee
on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
has approved the Revised Cost Estimate-I of 400 MW Koteshwar Hydro
Electric Project (HEP) in Uttarakhand at an estimated completion cost of
The project is being implemented by Tehri Hydro Development Corporation
(THDC) India Limited.
In addition to additional generating capacity of 400 MW of peaking power
it will regulate releases from Tehri Reservoir for irrigation and
drinking water supply. The reservoir of Koteshwar HEP will also act as
lower reservoir for under construction Tehri PSP (1000 MW).
The Project has already been commissioned fully in March, 2012. Only
balance works are to be done which are not linked with operation of the
Plant but essential for safety and completion of the project.