NHPC commissions 3rd unit of Kishanganga hydroelectric project

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Srinagar: The third unit (110MW) of the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project (3 x 110MW) of NHPC at Bandipora, has been successfully synchronised with the grid and has also achieved its rated full load successfully, a spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that the development marks the commissioning of all three units of Kishanganga Project, as the first and second units have already been commissioned on 13th March and 21st March 2018 respectively.
The Kishanganga project envisages diversion of water from Kishanganga River to underground Power House through 23.25 KM long Head Race Tunnel to generate 1713 million units per annum. The Project is covered under the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India and Pakistan. Apart from the many states which would be the project’s energy beneficiaries, 12% free power generated from the project shall be provided to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The NHPC team achieved this milestone with their relentless hard work and dedication. The cooperation of the local community near project vicinity, district & state administration and other stakeholders was instrumental in completing the project.