Once complete, Tehri PSP will be one of the largest pumped storage projects in the world.
During the detailed design, SMEC undertook redesign of two large outlet structures, converting them into four smaller structures to control velocity and provide more equitable distribution of flow. Extensive 3-D analysis of the underground caverns has ensured the safety of workers during construction, with rock bolting modelled in the analysis to replicate ground conditions.
The project is designed to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity, which will help to meet the growing demand for power in the region. The project will also help to improve the reliability and stability of the power grid, reducing the risk of power outages and blackouts. The project aids management of water resources in the area, which will help to ensure that water is used efficiently and sustainably.
Overall, the Tehri Pump Storage Project is expected to have several positive impacts, including the generation of electricity, improved water management, employment opportunities, economic development, and flood control.