The first unit (110 MW) of the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project of NHPC at Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir has been successfully test synchronised with the grid.
On this occasion, Balraj Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC, Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects), N.K Jain, Director (Personnel), S. Kalgaonkar, Executive Director (RO-Jammu), Arvind Bhat, Executive Director (Design-E&M), A.K Singh, Executive Director (Kishanganga), Amresh Kumar, General Manager (Kishanganga) and other senior officers of NHPC were present.
Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Sajad Hussain Ganie also graced the occasion, who has been instrumental in fructification of the project.
The Kishanganga project envisages diversion of water of Kishanganga River to underground Power House through 23.25 Km long head race tunnel to generate 1,713 million units per annum. The project is covered under the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India and Pakistan. NHPC currently operates 22 power stations with a total installed capacity of 6,691 MW including 1,520 MW through NHDC Limited – JV of NHPC with Government of Madhya Pradesh. The company currently has three projects of 3,130 MW capacity under construction. NHPC has seven power stations in Jammu and Kashmir with an installed capacity of 2,009 MW.