NHPC Limited (also known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) was established in 1975 by Govt. of India with an objective to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects.
NHPC Limited presently has an installation base of 5295 MW from 14 hydropower stations on ownership basis including projects taken up in Joint Venture. Considering the impediments faced during execution of these projects such as unfavourable geological conditions, difficult law and order problems, inaccessible and remote locations, the achievement so far is commendable. The generation performance of these stations has been outstanding.
NHPC Limited is presently engaged in the construction of 10 projects aggregating to a total installed capacity of 4502 MW. Given the renewed thrust on development of hydro power in the country, NHPC Limited has drawn up a massive plan to add over 10,000 MW of hydropower capacity by the end of XII plan (year 2017).