New Delhi: NHPC Limited has inked memorandum of agreements (MoA) with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for the development of two hydroelectric projects in the State of Arunachal Pradesh with aggregate capacity of 3800 MW. The MoAs were signed in the august presence of Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein and NHPC CMD RK Vishnoi on Saturday at Itanagar.
The MOAs were signed by NHPC's Director (Projects) Biswajit Basu. The other senior officers from NHPC and Power Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh were also present on the occasion.
The MOAs envisaged the development of two hydroelectric Projects namely Subansiri Upper Hydroelectric Project (2000 MW) and Kamala Hydroelectric Project (1800 MW). Subansiri Upper Hydroelectric Project is located in Upper Subansiri district, and Kamala Hydroelectric Project is to be constructed in Kamle district. The implementation of these two projects shall bring huge capital investment to the tune of Rs 43,000 crores in the State and shall annually generate about 12,746 MU electricity.
The construction and operation of the said hydropower projects shall create significant employment opportunities in the region and boost the local economy as well as fosters skill development and technical expertise in the region. The implementation of the Hydropower projects represents a beacon of hope for a greener and more sustainable future of the State and can significantly reduce its carbon footprint.
NHPC is ranked as a premier organisation in India for development of hydropower with capabilities to undertake all the activities from conceptualization to commissioning of hydro projects, having operational capacity of 7097.20 MW comprising 6971.20 MW from 22 Hydro Power Stations, 76 MW from two Solar Power Project and 50 MW from a Wind Power Project. NHPC contributing about 15 percent of the country’s total installed Hydro capacity.