Indian power producer NTPC Ltd has signed an agreement with the Himachal Pradesh government to set up two new hydropower projects in the state with a total capacity of 520MW
The MoU was signed by Shri Prabodh Saxena, Principal Secretary (Energy), Himachal Pradesh and Shri A K Gupta, Director (Commercial) NTPC Ltd in the presence of Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Hon’ble Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh, Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, Education Minister Himachal Pradesh, Shri Shrikant Baldi, Chief Secretary Himachal Pradesh and other officials and dignitaries at a Power Conclave organised by the State Government in Shimla in late September.
The two projects – Seli (400MW) and Miyar (120MW) – are to be located in Chenab Basin at Lahaul & Spiti district. Seli will be a run-of-river project with pondage scheme, while Miyar will be a run-of-river project without pondage scheme.
NTPC has already worked on hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh, namely the 800MW Koldam station, which has been operational since July 2015 providing 28% power to the state.