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SJVN to revive 5 hydro electric projects of 5,097 MW in Arunachal's Dibang Basin

The five hydroelectric projects allocated to SJVN by the Arunachal Pradesh government will involve a tentative investment of Rs 60,000 crore and would be commissioned by SJVN in the next eight-ten years, said the CMD
SJVN to revive 5 hydro electric projects of 5,097 MW in Arunachal's Dibang Basin
SJVN to revive 5 hydro electric projects of 5,097 MW in Arunachal's Dibang Basin

New Delhi: SJVN Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma held a meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein in New Delhi on Wednesday. In the meeting, the CMD discussed the roadmap for the development of hydroelectric projects in the state. He informed that pursuant to the efforts of Union Power Minister RK Singh, the state government of Arunachal Pradesh has accepted the allotment of five Hydro Electric Projects having a total capacity of 5,097 MW to SJVN, for which a memorandum of understanding (MoU) would be signed shortly. During the meeting, SJVN's Director (Finance) AK Singh was also present.

SJVN to revive 5 hydro electric projects in Arunachal's Dibang Basin

The projects — Etalin HEP (3,097 MW), Attunli HEP (680 MW), Emini HEP (500 MW), Amulin HEP (420 MW) and Mihumdon HEP (400 MW) — are located in the Dibang Basin of Arunachal Pradesh. Sharma said that he has always been advocating the concept of an integrated river basin development approach, wherein the allocation of hydro electric projects in one single river basin to one developer would enable optimum utilisation of manpower, infrastructure and financial resources. He expressed satisfaction that this novel concept has been accepted by the government of Arunachal Pradesh in the allocation of these projects.

Projects to be commissioned in 8-10 yrs

Sharma assured that SJVN has a proven track record of designing, constructing and operating mega hydro projects in challenging geographic and climatic conditions. He stated that the development of these projects involving a tentative investment of Rs 60,000 crore, would be commissioned by SJVN in the next eight-ten years. He mentioned that on commissioning, these projects are expected to generate about 20,000 Million Units of clean energy annually on a cumulative basis. The detailed projects reports (DPR) of some of these projects have already been prepared, while some projects are under the survey and in investigation stage.

Sharma stated that with the allotment of these projects, SJVN shall have a significant footprint in the North-Eastern Region of the country, enabling the PSU to be part of the development process of the region.

He expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Power and the government of Arunachal Pradesh for giving an opportunity to SJVN for the development of hydro electric projects and for becoming a partner in the overall prosperity of the state. The Deputy Chief Minister assured full support from the government of Arunachal Pradesh for the execution of these projects.

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