New Delhi: NHPC will be exploring hydro and solar power projects in Ladakh. It's official. Ladakh is one of the most fertile lands in terms of solar power generation, so with a view to leverage development of Hydro and Solar Power Projects in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, NHPC Limited's CMD AK Singh called on RK Mathur, the Lt Governor of Ladakh on Friday at Jammu & Kashmir Bhawan, New Delhi. The meeting was held to discuss NHPC's proposals and way forward on implementation of various identified Hydro and Solar Power Projects in Leh-Ladakh region.
During the discussion, Singh intimated the Governor about the achievement of NHPC in harnessing Hydro Power potential of Ladakh region by commissioning 45 MW Nimmo Bazgo in Leh and 44 MW Chutak Hydro Power Projects in Kargil. Ha also presented a future plan of NHPC to develop 3 nos. Hydro Power Projects viz. Khalsi (80 MW), Kanyunche (45 MW) and Takmaching (30 MW) in Ladakh along with a solar power project of capacity 50 MW at Phyang. While explaining the techno-commercial viability of projects, CMD, NHPC proposed that taking advantage of high solar irradiance of the region, blending of Hydro Power with Solar Power may also be explored.
The Governor appreciated the efforts made by NHPC in commissioning two number of Hydro Power Projects and maintaining smooth Operation and Maintenance of these projects in spite of tough conditions. He also encouraged NHPC to have an in-depth analysis of techno-commercial viability of future projects and assured for all possible supports from UT of Ladakh in order to facilitate expeditious development of these power projects by NHPC.
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