IIP organizes lecture on ‘Micro- Hydro Electric Projects’

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 1: Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K Regional branch organised a lecture on ‘Micro-Hydro Electric Projects’ here today.
The Concept paper was read by Chief Engineer (Retd), PN Daftri.
Member, State Electricity Regulatory Commission, DS Pawar was the chief guest on the occasion, who also presided over the function.
In his presidential address, Pawar pointed out that non-electrified villages are in the difficult terrain or located in the remote and far flung areas of the State, which are making the process of electrification very expensive and un-reliable. So it is better to electrify these villages through decentralized generation schemes like Mini- Micro Hydel projects.
He added that two problems needed to be solved, one capital cost, which must be kept as low as possible by use of standardized hardware and local engineering and the other good load factor, which must be high enough to make project viable.
Earlier, welcoming the guests, Vikrant Kuthiala introduced the subject.
Chief Engineer, Power Development Corporation, Ashok Koul, highlighted the role of PDC in identification, investigation and allotment of Small Hydel Projects to IPPs. He also stated the supportive role of PDC in helping IPPs obtain various clearances including acquisition of land.
The function concluded with vote of thanks by Vikram Gour.
Prominent among those who attended the function included chairman, IIPA, Regional Branch J&K, Ashok Bhan, secretary IIPA, JBS Johar, Ex Administration Municipal Commissioner, Jammu, VN Sharma and many others.

Officials of IIP during a lecture programme at Regional Office at Jammu on Tuesday.
Officials of IIP during a lecture programme at Regional Office at Jammu on Tuesday.