1st unit of SJVN’s 60 MW NMHEP starts commercial generation

According to the company, the unit has achieved this commercial operation date (COD) after going through rigorous testing and successful synchronization with the national grid
1st unit of SJVN’s 60 MW NMHEP starts commercial generation
1st unit of SJVN’s 60 MW NMHEP starts commercial generationFile photo

New Delhi: SJVN Limited announced that the first Unit of 30 MW capacity at its 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project (NMHEP) in Uttarakhand has successfully achieved the commercial operation date (COD) on Friday. According to an official statement, the unit has achieved this COD after going through rigorous testing and successful synchronization with the national grid. With this achievement, the company has now furthered its total generation capacity to 2122 MW from 2091.50 MW.

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SJVN's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) NL Sharma commended the efforts of project officials and everyone associated with the project for this achievement. SJVN has commenced the commercial energy generation from the project and is now able to supply the renewable energy. Sharma said that 60 MW NMHEP is the fifth hydro project by any CPSE and nineteenth project to come in operation in the state of Uttarakhand. The project has brought prosperity and improved the quality of life of the local and regional communities and has generated multiple employment and business opportunities for them.

Sharma further added that 60 MW NMHEP is run of the river project located on River Tons, a major tributary of River Yamuna in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand with two generating units of 30 MW each. The project has been completed within a time period of six years from the award of the civil works in 2017 despite the difficult times of the global pandemic COVID-19. The second unit of the project is also expected to be commissioned within this month. The project will generate 265.5 million units of electricity annually and the power will be evacuated through 37 km long 220 KV transmission line from Bainol to Snail, constructed by SJVN itself.

Union Power Minister RK Singh and then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivender Singh Rawat had laid the foundation stone of the project in the year 2018. After commissioning of the project, 12 percent free electricity will be supplied to the state of Uttarakhand as royalty. In addition, each project associated family will be provided with an amount equivalent to cost of 100 units of electricity per month for ten years.

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SJVN is a diversified transnational CPSE with business interest in hydro, solar, wind and thermal power generation, power transmission and power trading. The company has presence across India and in Nepal and is continuously moving forward to reach its mission of 12,000 MW installed capacity by 2026 and shared vision of 50,000 MW by 2040.

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