NHPC commissions 330 MW Kishanganga Hydel project

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Apr 1: The third unit (110MW) of the Kishanganga Hydroelectric project (3 x 110MW) of NHPC at Bandipora, in Kashmir has been successfully synchronised with the grid and has also achieved its rated full load successfully.
This marks the commissioning of all three units of Kishanganga Hydel Power project, as the first and second units have already been commissioned on March 13 and 21, respectively.
The Kishanganga project envisages diversion of water of Kishanganga river to underground Power House through 23.25 KM long Head Race Tunnel to generate 1713 million units per annum. The project is covered under the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India and Pakistan.
Apart from the many states which would be the project’s energy beneficiaries, 12% free power generated from the project shall be provided to the J&K State. The NHPC team achieved this milestone with their relentless hard work and dedication. The cooperation of the local community near project vicinity, district and State administration and other stake holders, was instrumental in completion of this project, an NHPC official said.