Sutlej to execute 1170 MW power


India’s state-owned Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) said it will execute two hydro power projects, namely 600 MW Kholongchu HEP and 570 MW Wangchu HEP in Bhutan in joint venture with Druk Green Power Corporation of Bhutan, reports PTI.

The DPR (Detailed Project Report) of these projects have already been completed and submitted to the Central Electricity Authority for approval, SJVN Chairman and Managing Director RP Singh said.

Singh said SJVN had also submitted the pre-feasibility report for three projects in Arunachal Pradesh, namely 60 MW Rangarandi Stage-II, 378 MW Kameng-I and 80 MW Doimukh Projects in a record time of six months, to the government of Arunachal Pradesh.

The survey and investigation works on the Si-River basin in Arunachal Pradesh is in progress, he added.

During the current financial year, SJVN’s Nathpa Jakhari Hydro Power Station achieved a Plant Availability Factor of 108 per cent as compared to 103 per cent during corresponding period of last year.

The plant targets to generate 7,000 million units of electricity and is close to achieving the target during the year.

He said with the final breakthrough in the HRT, the 412 MW Rampur HE Project is heading for completion and commissioning in September, 2013.

Company’s diversification plans into Wind power are being realised with the 50 MW capacity plant scheduled to be completed during 2013, Singh added.