Uri II Hydroelectric PROJECT
Clean energy from Hydropower
Baramullah District, INDIA*
The 240 MW Uri II hydropower plant is the second run-of-river project at Jhelum in the Uri area of Baramullah District, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The state-owned National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) developed the project downstream of the existing 480 MW Uri-I power plant, which was commissioned in 1997.
The power plant consists of four 60 MW generating units. Three of the four units were commissioned by the end of 2013 and the fourth unit was inaugurated in July 2014.
The hydropower plant is located near the border between India and Pakistan. Uri-II consists of a 52 m high and 157 m long concrete gravity dam with four 9 m wide overflows, a 4.23 km long head race tunnel with a diameter of 8.4 m, a surge shaft with a restricted opening and a diameter of 25 m and two with steel lined rods with 5 m diameter pressure vessels, four steel lined pressure vessels with a diameter of 3.5 m, an underground power station and a 3.61 km long, horseshoe-shaped tunnel.
The project is designed to utilize Jhelum waters at gross head elevation of approximately 130m after the discharge of Uri I tail water upstream.
The power station cavern of the plant is 133 m long, 15 m wide and 40 m high. The powerhouse offers space for four vertical Francis turbines with an output of 60 MW each. The system is designed for a maximum water flow of 225 cubic meters per second.
Construction of the INR17.24 billion (US $ 277.26 million) hydropower project began in 2005. However, construction work has been significantly delayed due to an earthquake and frequent flooding of the Jhelum River.
Climate protection taken seriously - with its own coal exit law
According to the Climate Protection Index 2017 (Germanwatch), India is ranked number nine places overall (!) In Germany in the international climate protection ranking.
And although India is one of the top ten emitters of carbon due to its 1.3 billion population, its per capita emissions are still at a relatively low level. Nevertheless, the country's emissions are currently rising rapidly. Although about 25 percent of the rising energy consumption is covered by renewable energies, there is still enough room for improvement.
India's government wants to quadruple the share of renewable energies by 2022. Electricity from solar collectors is already the cheapest source of electricity in India today. By 2026, all coal power plants are to be abolished. In 58 developing countries, including India, electricity from wind and sun is already cheaper than electricity from fossil fuels. (Bloomberg)
With our climate protection projects from India, we support the climate protection efforts of the central government, which has been playing a pioneering role for years now compared to Germany. Germany, as alleged climate protection pioneer subsidizes today, and probably the next decades, the brown coal electricity generation with billions of taxpayer money.