Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned two units of the 600MW Kameng hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh – with the each unit rating (150MW) the highest for hydropower generating sets in the Indian state.
Being developed by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), the greenfield project is located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Kameng is a run-of-river scheme which will utilize the flow from Bichom and Tenga rivers.
The Francis turbine commissioned in the project is designed to operate at rated head of 501m, making it the highest head Francis type turbine in the country.
BHEL’s work on the project included design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of four 150MW vertical Francis turbines and matching synchronous generators, transformers, control and monitoring (SCADA) system along with associated auxiliaries.
The equipment has been supplied by BHEL’s manufacturing units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur, and Bengaluru, while erection and commissioning on site was carried out by the company’s Power Sector - Eastern Region division, Kolkata.