Energo is developing a 21 MW Hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir.

21 MW Patnazi Bunjwah Hydro Power Project

Energo has undertaken development of 21 MW Patnazi Bunjwah Hydro Power Project on BOOT basis. The project site is located near Thatri, District Kishtwar, Jammu province of J&K State. Once developed, the Plant will supply power to Power Development Department, Government of Jammu & Kashmir for a concession period of 35 years.

Kalnai Nallah Stream

Sites Identified for Forebay and Power house


Energo had received the project under IPP mode in a competitive bidding process conducted by the Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited (JKSPDC). To successfully carry out the project, Patnazi Power Limited (PPL) was formed as the Project Company. PPL entered into Implementation Agreement for the Project with JKPSDCL on 18 May, 2013.

Project Details:

The 21MW Patnazi Bunjwah Hydro Power Project is a run-of-the-river project on Kalnai Nallah, a tributary of Kaguni Nallah in Tehsil Kishtwar, District Kishtwar (J&K). Kalnai Nallah originates from Eastern slopes of Peer Panjal range, from an elevation of about 4500m. The total catchment area of Kalnai Nallah at proposed diversion site (EL 1740m) has been estimated as 347sq.km.

The project will divert the flow of the Kalnai Nallah by constructing a diverging structure thereby directing the inflow to the desilting tank. Thereafter silt free inflows will be carried through water conductor system envisaged as cut and cover section of about 3.80 Km along the bank of Kalnai Nallah. The inflows would lead to surface power house through a pen stock of 290m length to feed generating units consisting of 3 units of 7.0 MW each.

The site for the Project shall be provided by the State Government on a long term lease, for a period of forty (40) years. The evacuation of power shall be done from the 132kV bus-bars of the Project through the dedicated transmission line to be laid up to the Interconnection Point. The Interconnection Point for injection of power is envisaged to be 132kV Bus of the upcoming Lower Kalnai Hydro Power Project of JSKPDC which is located downstream of our Project location.

The nearest railway station to the site is at Udhampur which is about 160 Km from the Project area. The nearest Airport is at Jammu which is about 220 Km from project area. The project is about 17 Km from Thathri, 10 Km from Donadi and about 47 Km from Kishtwar town. The project is well connected with the existing road network available in the area.

Project Highlights

  • 21 MW Hydro Power Project
  • 3 units of 7 MW each
  • Run of the river scheme

Site Information

  • River Scheme on Kalnai Nallah
  • Total catchment area 347 Sq.km
  • Lease for 40 yr by State Govt.

Other Information

  • Nearest Town: Kishtwar
  • Nearest Railway Station: Udhampur
  • Nearest Airport: Jammu