is a small village in state of Maharashtra
located about 150 km from Mumbai
. It has the third hydropower plant installed by The Tata Power Company Ltd
. (TPCL) in 1927. Bhira power station with a 6 x 25 MW generating units (double overhang Pelton turbines), along with other hydro and thermal power stations belonging to TPCL, forms a vital link in sustaining the industrial activity of Mumbai-Pune region of Maharashtra state.
But Bhira is also a great Monsoon Getaway for those living around Mumbai. The place is extremely scenic with a waterfall and a wooden bridge crossing the breadth of the waterfall.
Bhira hydroelectric power plant gets its water from the Mulshi Dam located in Pune district.
A new addition of 150MW of Pumping Storage Unit has been made in Bhira in 2002. Tata power company, a pioneer in introducing new technologies to India was the first to put up a Pumping Storage type turbine in the country.