Standard and Guidelines - Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Standard and Guidelines


A) Standard for Small Hydro Power Development

B) Guidelines for National Lake Conservation Plan - May 2008

C) Guidelines Project Reports National River Conservation Plan and National Ganga River Basin Authority - 2010

D) Micro Hydro Quality Standards - Sep 2005

E) Benchmark Costs for Small and Large Hydropower Projects - Aug 2015

F) Guidelines for Interception and Diversion of Drains and STP - Sep 2018


A) Standard for Small Hydro Power Development

Comprehensive Standards / Manuals / Guidelines for Small Hydro Development Prepared Under the Sponsorship of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India and were released by Dr Satish B Agnihotri, Secretary, MNRE in the presence of Dr P Monga, Director (Energy and Climate Change), UNIDO and Prof P Banerji, Director, IIT Roorkee at IIT Roorkee on Feb 03, 2014.

 1. General
 1.1 Small hydropower definitions and glossary of terms, list and scope of different Indian and international standards/guidelines/manuals (pdf)
 1.2 &   2.1  Planning and Layouts (pdf)
 1.3  Project Hydrology and Installed Capacity (pdf)
 1.4  Reports Preparation: Reconnaissance, Pre-feasibility, Feasibility / Detailed Project Report and As Built Report (pdf)
 1.5  Project Cost Estimation (pdf)
 1.6  Economic and Financial Analysis and Tariff Calculation (pdf)
 1.7  Model Contracts for Execution and Supplies of Civil and E&M Works (pdf)
 1.8  Project Management of Small Hydroelectric Projects (pdf)
 1.9  Environment Impact Assessment (pdf)
 1.10  Performance Evaluation of Small Hydro Power plants (pdf)
 1.11  Renovation, Modernisation and Uprating (pdf)
 1.12  Site Investigations (pdf)
 2. Civil Works 
 2.2 &   2.3  Hydraulic and Structural Design (pdf)
 2.4  Maintenance of Civil Works (Including Hydro-Mechanical) (pdf)
 2.5  Technical Specifications for Hydro-Mechanical Works (pdf)
 3. Electro Mechanical Works 
 3.1  Selection of Turbine and Governing System (pdf)
 3.2  Selection of Generator and Excitation Systems (pdf)
 3.3  Design of Switchyard and Selection of Equipment main SLD and Layout (pdf)
 3.4  Selection of Control, Automation, Protection and Monitoring System (pdf)
 3.5  Design of Auxiliary Systems and Selection of Equipments (pdf)
 3.6  Technical Specifications for Procurement of Generating Equipment (pdf)
 3.7  Technical Specifications for Procurement of Auxiliaries (pdf)
 3.8  Technical Specifications for Procurement and Installation of Switchyard Equipment (pdf)
 3.9  Technical Specifications for Procurement of Control, Automation, Protection and Monitoring Systems (pdf)
 3.10  Power Evacuation and Interconnections with Grid (pdf)
 3.11  Operation and Maintenance (pdf)
 3.12  Erection, Testing and Commissioning (pdf)

These standards/manuals/guidelines are the first edition. Users are requested to send their valuable views/comments on the contents and utilization so as to enable us to review after about one year of its publication.


Dr Arun Kumar


Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy,

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,

Roorkee - 247667, Uttarakhand, India

Phone: Office (+91 1332) 285821

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