Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 18 dedicated Himachal Pradesh’s three hydro-electric projects (HEPs) to the nation.
The three HEPs have a generating capacity of 1,732 MW and was launched by PM Modi during his visit to the state.
The three power projects, Koldam HEP (4×200 MW) of NTPC, Parbati HEP Stage-III (4×130 MW) of NHPC and Rampur HEP (6×68.67 MW) of SJVN, are equipped with generating equipment that has been supplied and commissioned by state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
Besides PM Modi, Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Union Health Minister JP Nadda and Power Minister Piyush Goyal were also present during the HEPs launch.
These three projects will now help the state reduce its greenhouse gas emission thus helping them achieve a low carbon path.
Besides these three HEPs, the state government is also contemplating inclusion of large hydro projects in the fold of renewable energy to provide an impetus to these projects.
BHEL, over the years, have gained vast experience in hydro-electric projects having contracted more than 500 hydro generating sets both in India and abroad.
Besides India, BHEL’s hydro installations are in operational in Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Rwanda, and Vietnam.