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NHPC CMD: J&K to turn into major power hub, generate 6,000 MW hydropower

The power projects under construction in Kishtwar will turn the district into a major power hub generating nearly 6,000 MW of power after completion, said the NHPC CMD

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  • Pakal Dul hydroelectric (HE) project & Kiru HE Project, being developed by NHPC, are expected to be completed by July 2025
  • Other projects are expected to be completed in 2026

New Delhi: Briefing Union Minister Jitendra Singh on the status of the ongoing power projects in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kishtwar, state-run NHPC Ltd’s Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) AK Singh said that the power projects under construction in Kishtwar will turn the district into a major power hub generating nearly 6,000 MW of power after completion. Singh held a meeting with the NHPC CMD, during which discussions were held regarding ongoing projects of NHPC in Jammu & Kashmir and prospects of future business development.

NHPC HE projects in Kishtwar, J&K

Pakal Dul hydroelectric (HE) project (1,000 MW) is under active construction after river diversion was carried out on November 1, 2021. The project will generate 3,230 million units (MUs) annually and is expected to be completed by July 2025, a statement said.

Kiru HE Project (624 MW) is also under active construction. The river diversion was carried out on December 31, 20221 and it will generate 2,272 MUs annually, the statement said, adding that the project is expected to be completed by July 2025.

The work of Kwar HE Project (40MW) started with the award of civil work package on May 11, 2022. The project will generate 1,975 MUs annually and scheduled completion is in November 2026, the statement added.

Ratle HE project (850 MW) is under construction and work started by awarding engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on January 18, 2022. The scheduled date of commissioning of the project is February 10, 2026, and once commissioned, the project will generate 3,136 MUs annually, the statement said.

Kirthai-II HE project (930 MW) will generate 3329.52 MUs annually on commissioning, it added.

“With the commissioning of all these projects, the power requirement of Jammu and Kashmir will be improved drastically and will help in achieving the goal of zero-carbon emission,” the statement said.

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