Sonapani Power Project

Sonapani Power Project is the name of a British Era heritage mini-hydel project located at Lum Kshaid in Meghalaya. It was set up in 1925, abandoned in 1982, and again construction started in 2001. The heritage project of 1.5 MW capacity was recommissioned in December 2011. It is one of the oldest power projects in the country, first proposed in a report in 1908 prepared by J W Meares. Based on the Meares report, the Sonapani Mini Hydel Electric Project, as it is now called, was constructed and commissioned in 1922.