The hydro power plant is expected to generate 758.20 million units of electricity annually. The Union government is also providing grants of Rs 66.19 crore for supporting this project by providing enabling infrastructure.
During the project’s life cycle of 40 years, Himachal Pradesh will receive free power worth Rs 1,140 crore cumulatively, the government said.
Families affected due to this project will be provided with 100 units of free electricity per month for ten years. The cost of the project was initially estimated to be Rs 2,208 crore. It was conceived as a run-of-the-river plant to tap the hydropower potential of Satluj, requiring about 150 hectre of land.