Status of Small Hydropower in Himachal Pradesh: A Review

  • Kamal Kashyap
  • Robin ThakurEmail author
  • Anil Kumar
  • Raj Kumar Saini
  • Amar Raj Singh Suri
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 989)


From many years small-scale hydro control plants have been inspected by different individuals all through the world because of its benefits of offering preferred execution over the ordinary petroleum derivatives to meet the demand of energy. Thinking about the arrangement of energy, the change of hydro power will share in diminishing of ozone depleting substance discharge and better flexibility in the grid activity. India is searching forward for discovering new potential outcomes in sustainable power source. With lot of glaciers and Rivers, western Himalayan States like J&K, Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh has a lot of potential in Hydro Power. Himachal Pradesh with the aggregate geological area of 55673 sq km is the eighteenth state of Union of India. Himachal Pradesh with an exceptionally complicated Geography, Regions of the state shifts from high mountains in east to planes in north west. With five rivers named Satluj, Beas, Yamuna, Ravi and Chenab Himachal Pradesh have the aggregate capability of more than 27000 MW in hydro power. Since most power plants now-a-day’s utilize large turbines for the low power generation leads to losses and enhances the overall cost, thus this study will be useful to decrease the expense of the plant. This paper mainly focus on past, present and future situation of small-scale hydro extends in Himachal Pradesh. Beside this the paper demonstrates the potential outcomes of hydropower in State.


Energy Small hydro power 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamal Kashyap
    • 1
  • Robin Thakur
    • 2
    Email author
  • Anil Kumar
    • 2
  • Raj Kumar Saini
    • 2
  • Amar Raj Singh Suri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringA P Goyal Shimla UniversityShimlaIndia
  2. 2.School of Mechanical and Civil EngineeringShoolini UniversitySolanIndia

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