National Hydroelectric Power Limited is a public energy company started in the year of 1975 with a share capital of Rs. 2000 million.
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The company has an objective to promote and organize an efficient and integrated development of hydroelectric power in all forms possible. NHPC is also committed to include development of conventional and non-conventional sources of power in all its aspects in India and abroad.
The company has been categorized as Mini Ratna under the category-1 at present by the govt. of India with the current share capital of about Rs. 1,50,000 million . It is one of the premier institutions in India that generate hydroelectric power to meet the energy needs.
NHPC has served several projects right from the beginning of its incorporation through Central Hydroelectric Power Construction and Control Board. Since its beginning the company has pioneered 20 projects with total installed capacity of 6507 MW. NHDC limited, also a subsidiary company of NHPC has also been part of these projects. NHPC has also executed 5 projects with an installed capacity of 89.25 MW on turnkey basis implemented in neighboring countries also.
Currently NHPC has been working on 5 major construction projects that aggregate to the total working capacity of 4290 MW being executed through Joint Venture Company. Few more projects are still awaiting clearance for their implementation. NHPC Limited owns and operates a total of 18 hydro electric power stations. These stations span North, east and north-east regions of India.