NHPC Ltd (formerly known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd), a Government of India Enterprise, was incorporated in 1975 with an authorised capital of Rs 200 crore (US$ 33.27 million) and with an objective to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects. Later on, NHPC expanded its objectives to include development of power in all its aspects through conventional and non-conventional sources in India and abroad.
At present, NHPC is a Mini Ratna Category-I Enterprise of the Government of India with an authorised share capital of Rs 15,000 crore (US$ 2.49 billion). With an investment base of over Rs 38,718 crore (US$ 6.44 billion) approx, NHPC is among the top 10 companies in the country in terms of investment.
Initially, on incorporation, NHPC took over the execution of Salal Stage-I, Bairasiul and Loktak Hydro-electric Projects from Central Hydroelectric Project Construction and Control Board. Since then, it has executed 17 projects with an installed capacity of 5,702 megawatts (MW) on ownership basis, including projects taken up in joint venture (JV). NHPC has also executed five projects with an installed capacity of 89.35 MW on turnkey basis. Two of these projects have been commissioned in neighbouring countries Nepal and Bhutan.
NHPC: India’s Premier Hydro Power Utility
|2013||Receives Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award|
|2012||Commissions 231 MW Chamera-III Hydroelectric Project in Himachal Pradesh|
|2009||Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for implementation of Integrity Pact in NHPC with CMD and Transparency International India (TII)|
|1997||Sets up research and development (R&D) centre|