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NHPC begins J&K project operations

The Hindu Business Line:  July, 2010

New Delhi: Hydro power firm NHPC Ltd announced that it had commenced commercial operations of all three units of the 120 MW Sewa-II hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The corporation noted that it had run a successful trial run of balance Unit-II (40 MW) of the project, the company said in a statement.

“With the commissioning of the Sewa-II project in Jammu and Kashmir, the installed capacity of NHPC has gone up to 5,295 MW,” Mr S.K. Garg, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC, said.

Mr Garg said that Sewa-II is the third project commissioned by NHPC in the current plan period, in addition to the 510 MW Teesta-V Project in Sikkim and the 520 MW Omkareshwar Project of NHDC Ltd (a joint venture of NHPC and Government. of Madhya Pradesh) in Madhya Pradesh.

Situated between the villages of Gatti and Mashka in Basoli tehsil of Kathua district of J&K, the Sewa-II Project is a run-of-the river scheme constructed on the Sewa river, a tributary of the Ravi.