THDC India Limited is a Joint Venture of Govt. of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. The Equity is shared in the ratio of 75:25 between GoI and GoUP. The Company was incorporated in July’ 88 to develop, operate & maintain the 2400 MW Tehri Hydro Power Complex and other hydro projects. The Company has an authorised share capital of ` 4000 cr. THDCIL is a Mini Ratna Category-I and Schedule ‘A’ CPSE.
The initial mandate of THDCIL was to develop, operate and maintain the 2,400 MW Tehri Hydro Power Complex (comprising of 1000 MW Tehri Dam & HPP, 1000 MW Tehri Pumped Storage Plant & 400 MW Koteshwar HEP) and other Hydro Projects.
Total installed capacity of THDCIL presently is 1400 MW. THDCIL has two generating stations namely Tehri Stage-I (4X250 MW) and Koteshwar HEP (4X100 MW).
The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company has been modified to reflect the current business reality of projects outside Bhagirathi valley. The object clause has been amended to incorporate development of Conventional/ Non-conventional/ Renewable sources of Energy and River Valley Projects.
The Corporation has grown into a multi-Project Organization, with Projects spread over various States as well as neighboring country, Bhutan.
THDCIL presently has a portfolio of 14 projects totaling to an installed capacity of 6071 MW under various stages of implementation / development. The total operational capacity is 1400 MW.
The 1,000 MW Tehri Power Station was commissioned by THDCIL in 2006-07. The Tehri Project is multipurpose Project providing electricity to the Northern Region, Irrigation benefits to Uttar Pradesh, and Drinking Water to NCT of Delhi and U.P. Due to regulated releases from the Tehri storage reservoir, the existing downstream hydro projects of the State are also benefiting by way of augmentation in generation at no additional cost to them.
The 400 MW Koteshwar HEP, downstream of Tehri was commissioned in 2011-12. The 1,000 MW Tehri Pumped Storage Plant, which is under construction, would utilize the Tehri and Koteshwar reservoirs as the upper and lower reservoirs.
In addition to the 2,400 MW Tehri Hydro Complex, THDCIL is implementing the 444 MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project (VPHEP) on the river Alaknanda in Uttarakhand. THDCIL is also implementing 24 MW Dhukwan Small Hydro Project on the Betwa river in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, there are various hydro projects of THDCIL under Survey & Investigation / DPR preparation.
THDCIL is consistently profit making company since the commissioning of Tehri Dam & HPP in the year 2006-07.
Government of UP has allotted Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant (2X660 MW) in Bulandshahar Distt to THDCIL for implementation.
Towards diversification of the company into Renewable Energy areas, THDCIL is constructing 50 MW Wind Power Project at Patan, Gujarat. THDCIL has signed MoU with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for setting up Grid Connected Solar Power Projects up to 250 MW capacity. THDCIL has also signed a tripartite agreement with SECI and Kerala State Electricity Board for development of 50 MW Solar project in Distt. Kasaragod, Kerala.
Under India-Bhutan Co-operation in hydro Sector development, THDCIL is involved in implementation of Bunakha HEP (180 MW) as a Joint Venture Project. The Company has also taken up work of updation of DPR of Sankosh HEP (2585 MW) in Bhutan as a consultancy assignment.
Tehri Dam has been conferred the Prestigious award of “International Milestone Project” of International Commission of Large Dam (ICOLD) in Oct.’09 at China, considering the Uniqueness of its design and construction features. Koteshwar HEP has been conferred the PMI India Best Project Award of the year in long term duration (More than 3 years) category in 2011-12. Koteshwar HEP has won the prestigious “5th CIDC Vishwakarma Award-2013”. Koteshwar project adjudged winner in Category “Best Construction Project” among more than 70 submissions from all sectors under this category. THDCIL has been conferred the Power Line Award in the category of 'Best Performing Generation Company (in Hydro Sector)’ in May 2012. THDCIL has been conferred SCOPE Meritorious Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsiveness in April’12.