Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd.

A Gold rated State PSU( A Govt. of Odisha Undertaking )

Powering Green Energy


Bishnupada Sethi, IAS Chairman, Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) has appreciated the sustained and coordinated efforts of the Team OHPC as at present all the Seven Units at Burla Power Station are fully functional with enhanced capacity. Total hydroelectric power generating capacity of HHEP, Burla has been increased from 275.5 MW to 287.8 MW which is a cheap and green source of energy. Chairman in review of generation efforts of OHPC, stated that it is a committed and relentless endeavour of OHPC to serve the state as well as to provide cheapest green power to the people of the state. HHEP Burla, a leading Hydro Power station of the state, started generating electricity since December 1956. Units 5 & 6 of HHEP, Burla, after rendering continuous service for more than 50 years, recently undergone Renovation, Modernization & Uprating (R,M&U) as per CEA guide lines. RM&U work of these units was taken up through Voith Hydro Private Ltd. (India) since October 2015 with financial implication of 158.77 Crore. On completion of RM&U work, both the Unit- 5 & 6 have been put to commercial operation w.e.f. 02.11.2021 & 09.01.2022 respectively. After RM&U work, the capacity of both the units have been enhanced from 37.5 MW to 43.65 MW each resulting in addition of 12.3 MW of power to Odisha grid. OHPC had already Renovated, Modernized & Uprated Unit- 1, 2, 3 & 4 of HHEP, Burla in phased manner and fed an additional capacity of 40 MW (12×2 + 8×2) into Odisha Grid. The successful RM&U of Unit- 5 & 6 will augment financials of OHPC and these additional power generation capacity will contribute to Odisha Grid at the time of peak load management.