is renowned for its scenic beauty and rivers. India's two major rivers viz.
Ganga and Yamuna start their journey from here. Besides these two rivers,
Uttarakhand has a large network of rivers and canal which provides an immense
scope for hydropower energy. One of the first hydro-power station in India was
commissioned at Galogi in 1907. More power stations were subsequently developed
over a period of time.
12th February, 2001 - A new dawn in the Power Sector of Uttarakhand when
UJVNL came into existence, with some promises to keep with the home state, to
emerge as a Power Major and to make the state, so called "Urja Pradesh".
has a very high potential which is yet to be developed and to give impetus to
power sector, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) was formed.
UJVNL is a wholly owned Corporation of the Government of Uttarakhand set up for
managing hydro power generation at existing power stations and development,
promotions of new hydro projects with the purpose of harnessing, the known, and
yet to be known, hydro power resources of the State.
Today, UJVNL operates hydropower plants ranging in capacity from 0.2 MW to
376 MW, totaling up to 1284.85 MW. Though the State is more or less sufficient
in its energy generation to meet its own requirements, it is committed to
develop its huge hydro power resources in an early and efficient manner for
economic well-being and growth of the State and its people.