21st Jan 2021 12:01:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

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ITANAGAR, Jan 20: NEEPCO has successfully synchronized the fourth generating unit (150 MW) of its giant 600 MW Kameng hydropower plant on January 19 last.
Being the largest hydropower plant commissioned in the Northeast so far, it aims to completely change the power scenario of the region. It will also supply reliable and flexible hydropower for crucial balancing of solar and wind power in the grid. Apart from many NE states, Haryana, UP and Nepal are other power purchasers from the plant.
Constructed in the most challenging geographical part of West Kameng district the plant has two large dams, the farthest being around 78 km from the power house, a 14.5 km long Head Race tunnel, 3.75 km long pressure tunnel and penstock and four generating units of 150 MW each. It feeds power through a 400 KV double circuit transmission line to the national grid and has been designed to generate 3353 million units of clean electrical energy annually. Although the construction process faced many unprecedented challenges in the past, it gained momentum under the leadership of V. K. Singh, the present CMD of NEEPCO. He was appointed as its Technical Director in 2016 and possesses 31-year hands-on experience in more than a dozen hydro power plants of NHPC.
It is relevant to mention that units-1, 2 and 3 each of 150 MW have already been commissioned earlier in June-July 2020 and Jan 2021 respectively.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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