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BHEL Commissions 30 MW Hydel Power Project In Mizoram

The Greenfield project is being set up by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) on the river Tuirial

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Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned the first unit of 2x30 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Mizoram.

This is the first large-rating hydro power project in the state of Mizoram, informed the company in an official statement released on Tuesday (29 August).

The Greenfield project is being set up by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) on the river Tuirial. The second unit of the project is also in advanced stages of execution.

Power generation from Tuirial HEP will result in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and will contribute towards achieving a low carbon development path for the nation, claims BHEL.

The order for the Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) package of two units of 30 MW each, placed on BHEL by NEEPCO, envisaged design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of the complete E&M package including vertical shaft Francis Turbines & matching Generators.

The equipment has been supplied by BHEL units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru and the execution of work on site has been carried out by the company’s Power Sector Eastern Region.

The entire installed hydro capacity of NEEPCO of 755 MW has been supplied & commissioned by BHEL. The other hydro project of NEEPCO currently under execution by BHEL is the 4x150 MW Kameng HEP in Arunachal Pradesh.

Some of the major hydro projects commissioned for NEEPCO by BHEL are the 3x135 MW Rangandi HEP in Arunachal Pradesh and 4x50 MW Kopili HEP in Assam.

In the North Eastern states, BHEL has installed around 3,100 MW of power generating capacity, accounting for over 75 per cent of the total installed capacity in the region. This includes the 726 MW gas-based Palatana power project in Tripura, equipped with advanced class gas turbine and 2 units of 250 MW coal-based sets at Bongaigaon in Assam.

BHEL is presently executing around 6,000 MW of hydroelectric Projects – about half of which are outside India.