The government of India has requested the World Bank's assistance to finance the proposed Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project to be developed by the THDC India Ltd (THDC) on the Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand. THDC is a joint venture between the government of India and the government of Uttar Pradesh.
The Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project has been designed as a 444-megawatt, run-of-river hydropower scheme which, when completed, will generate an estimated 1,665 gigawatt-hours, (or million kilowatt-hours) of electricity in a typical year. This will represent a valuable addition of peaking power to India's Northern Grid, which faces severe power shortages at high-consumption times.
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