With the commissioning of the third 110 MW hydro generating unit, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the prestigious 330 MW Kishanganga Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The first and second units of the project were also recently commissioned in the month of March, 2018. Notably, all the three units of Kishanganga HEP have been commissioned within a short span of 18 days.
Being developed by NHPC Ltd., the project is located on the river Kishanganga, a tributary of the river Jhelum, in Bandipora district of J&K. The 3×110 MW Kishanganga HEP will be able to generate 1,350 Million Units (MU) of clean electricity annually, facilitating reduction of greenhouse emissions.
BHEL was entrusted with execution of the Electro-Mechanical (E&M) package for the project comprising design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of Vertical Shaft Pelton Turbines and matching synchronous Generators, Controls & Monitoring (SCADA) System along with electrical and mechanical auxiliaries. The equipment was supplied from BHEL’s manufacturing units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru.