Ratle HE Project (850 MW), is a Run of River Scheme located on River Chenab , in Kishtwar District of Jammu & Kashmir. The nearest airport is Jammu 215 km and Broad Gauge Rail Head is Udhampur 155 km away from Project Headquarters Kishtwar.
The project envisages construction of 133 m high (from deepest foundation level) concrete gravity Dam, 4 nos underground circular steel lined pressure shafts/penstocks, an underground Power House accommodating 4 units of 205 MW (Francis type). Also, a unit of 30 MW is envisaged to utilize the stipulated continuous release of environmental flows. The design energy in a 90% dependable year with 95% machine availability is 3136.76 MU. The scheduled completion of the Project is 60 months (including tendering period).
The estimated Cost of the project at November 2018 price level has been estimated at Rs.5281.94 crore including IDC & FC of Rs.958.06 crore. The first year tariff and levellized tariff of the power is estimated to be Rs.3.62/kWH and Rs.3.92/kWH, respectively.