Published On: Mon, Feb 15th, 2021

NTPC fully commissions 600MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project

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NTPC said that its fully-owned subsidiary North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) has commissioned Unit 4 of the 600MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project in Arunachal Pradesh.

As a result, the INR 61.8 billion ($850 million) Kameng Hydro Electric Project is now fully commissioned with all the four Vertical Francis turbines having a capacity of 150MW each.

Kameng Hydro Electric Project in Arunachal Pradesh

Kameng Hydro Electric Project in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo courtesy of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd.

Commissioning of the other three units of the Kameng Hydro Electric Project

In January 2021, Unit 3 of the hydroelectric power plant in the West Kameng was commissioned. Unit 2 of the Kameng hydro power project was commissioned in July 2020 while Unit 1 was brought online in the preceding month.

Following the full commissioning of the Kameng Hydro Electric Project, NTPC group has taken its commissioned and commercial capacity to over 64GW.

The Kameng hydro power project has been built along the Bichom and Tenga Rivers, which are both tributaries of the Kameng River.

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