A consortium comprising of India-based Tata Power and SN Power Norway has won a bid to build the Dugar hydroelectric project in Chenab Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

The capacity of the run-of-the-river hydropower project is estimated to be approximately 236MW.

The project will be developed through a special purpose vehicle being formed and owned by the consortium and will primarily feed the northern grid.

Tata Power and SN Power entered into an exclusive partnership in 2009 to develop hydropower projects to meet the increasing energy demand in India and Nepal.

Apart from this project in Himachal Pradesh, the consortium of Tata Power and SN Power is working on developing the 880MW Tamakoshi 3 project in Nepal for which the companies have an exploratory license.