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Uttarakhand Development of Micro & Mini Hydro Power Projects

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Nodal Agency

Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA)

Plant Size

Maximum capacity allowed is 2 MW.

Responsibilities of Nodal Agency

  • Identify potential sites and prepare detailed project report.
  • Invite bids for sites.

Hydro Classification

  • Micro hydro - 100 kW
  • Mini hydro – from 100 kW to 2 MW.


All hydro projects are reserved for Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) for construction on their own or with special purpose vehicle (SPV).

Special Purpose Vehicle

  • Community based organisations such as Van Panchayat, Mahila Mangal Dal, ex-soldiers society.
  • Societies and co-operatives.
  • Any company or industry.
  • Central or state utilities.

Project Allotment

Bidder offering the highest share in revenue to PRI.


  • Developer can sell power to any consumer or can use it for self-consumption.
  • DISCOM can purchase power at agreed PPA.

Charges Applicable

Wheeling, open access and cross-subsidy surcharge.




Technical Support

  • UREDA will provide Design and Supervision consultancy to PRI or SPV.
  • UJVNL and UREDA will provide training to representatives of PRI for project execution.


  • Social Venture Fund is made available to the developer.
  • No royalty charges, user water charges or court fees will be applicable.
  • No entry tax on transportation of project’s goods.
  • Government land will be leased for 40 years at a rate of Rs.1/m2.
  • Hydro projects will be considered industry and all such benefits can be availed.
  • Banking of power only with agreement with DISCOM.



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