Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Prime Minister dedicates NHPC's projects to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates the Chutak hydropower station to the nation.
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on August 12 laid the foundation stone for the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar power transmission line at Leh and dedicated to the nation the 45-MW Nimmo Bazgo hydroelectric power project in the same district and 44MW Chutak hydropower station at Kargil. Both the projects have been developed by NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd). The transmission line...
will carry electricity from the two projects to Ladakh region.
State-run Power Grid Corporation of India is implementing the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar transmission system for connectivity with Northern region grid for meeting demands of the Ladakh region.
The 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydro-electric project is a run-of- the-river scheme to harness the potential of river Indus in the state. The project is designed to generate 239 million units of energy.
Conceived as early as on July 1, 2001, the project was approved on June 8, 2005, and the construction began on June 9, 2005.
The Nimoo Bazgo power project envisages utilizing a rated net head of 34 metres to generate 239.30 gigawatt-hours (million units) in a 90 percent dependable year.
BHEL is doing the ElectroMecahncial works with Mr. Bijaya Kumar Das as the Construction Manager. The project has been single handedly commissioned by Sh. Vivek Gupta, Commissioning Expert Hydro,& Mr. Narendra Kumar (GM Hydro) who has brilliantly supervised the project & had gifted a great project to the Nation of India.
The Chutak Hydroelectric Plant is a run-of-the-river power project on the Suru River (a tributary of Indus) in Kargil district, 224 km from Srinagar.
The barrage of the project is at Sarze village and the powerhouse is located on the right bank of the Suru near Chutak village. The project construction began on September 23, 2006, and the first three generators were commissioned in November 2012. The fourth was commissioned in January 2013.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is also associate with both the projects by supplying the generating equipment. It has also erected and commissioned the same.
The generator/turbine was manufactured by BHEL's Bhopal unit whereas the controls were supplied by BHEL's Bangalore unit.
The erection and commissioning is being done by BHEL's Power Sector Northern Region under able guidance of Narendra Kumar (GM Hydro-BHEL).
Today, NHPC has emerged the largest organisation for hydropower development in India, with capabilities to undertake all the activities from conceptualisation to commissioning in relation to setting up of hydro projects. NHPC Limited is also planning to take Wind and Tidal wave projects in the country.
NHPC Limited presently has an installation base of 5702 MW from 17 hydropower stations on ownership basis including projects taken up in Joint Venture.
Considering the impediments faced during execution of these projects such as unfavourable geological conditions, difficult law and order problems, inaccessible and remote locations, the achievement so far is commendable. The generation performance of these stations has been outstanding.
Given the renewed thrust on development of hydro power in the country, NHPC Limited has drawn up a massive plan to add over 10,000 MW of hydropower capacity by the end of XIII plan (year 2022).

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