Modi inaugurates 600 MW Kameng Hydro-power Station built by NEEPCO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station on Saturday which is the biggest hydro power project implemented by NEEPCO

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Modi inaugurates 600 MW Kameng Hydro-power Station implemented by NEEPCO

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station on Saturday. “It is said to be the biggest Hydro Power Project implemented by NEEPCO Ltd, a Mini Ratna Power PSU under Ministry of Power,” said the ministry in a press statement. Union Minister of Power & NRE, RK Singh monitored the project from its beginning to its end. As per the statement issued by the ministry, the project will enable the nation to produce clean energy in Arunachal Pradesh. “Commissioning of this project will be a major step towards fulfilling Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of the Central government, pledged under the Paris Agreement 2015. The project will form part of projected hydro capacity addition of 30,000 MW by 2030,” said a press statement.

Hydro power station can generate 3,353 MU of electricity

“The project stretches over more than 80 kilometers in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh at a cost of approximately Rs 8200 crore. It has two dams and a powerhouse having four units of 150 MW that can generate 3353 million units of electricity. Generation of 3353 Million Units (MU) annually from the project will make Arunachal Pradesh a power surplus state with huge benefits to the National Grid in terms of grid stability and integration and balancing of solar and wind energy sources in the grid,” said the ministry.

NEEPCO achieves many new milestones during the FY 2021-22

While most of the infrastructure projects world over got severely impacted by Covid-19 pandemic, this mega project was successfully commissioned by NEEPCO Ltd progressively during June, 2020 to February, 2021 despite all odds.

Union Minister of Law & Justice, Kiren Rijiju, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig (Retd)(Dr) BD Mishra, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein and Member of Parliament, Nabam Rebia attended the ceremony.

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