BHEL commissions 82.5Mw hydro project in Uttarakhand

Friday, 12 June 2015 10:00 Suresh Kumar MG

BHELWith the successful commissioning of the fourth unit of 82.5 MW, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned the 330 MW Shrinagar hydroelectric project (HEP) in Uttarakhand. "Significantly, all the four units of this project have been commissioned in quick succession within a span of just 60 days. This achievement of BHEL comes close on the heels of the receipt of all the three awards for early completion of hydro projects, announced by the Government of India recently, where generating equipment was supplied & commissioned by BHEL," said the company in the press release.

The greenfield hydroelectric project consisting of four units of 82.5 MW each has been set up by Alaknanda Hydro Power Corporation Limited (GVK Group). The project is located on the Alaknanda River (near the town of Shrinagar in Pauri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand), a major tributary of the Ganga River, a perennial river in Uttarakhand. The project is designed to utilise the waters of River Alaknanda by way of a diversion dam. Power generation from Shrinagar HEP will result in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation.

BHEL is presently executing hydroelectric projects of around 4,000 MW which are under various stages of implementation. Other hydro power projects under execution by BHEL in Uttarakhand include Lata Tapovan HEP (3x57 MW), Tapovan Vishnugarh HEP (4x130 MW), Vyasi HEP (2x60 MW) and Vishnugarh Pipalkoti HEP (4x111 MW).

Source- Business standard