National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Hyderabad bench has approved NHPC’s Resolution Plan for taking over Jalpower Corporation Limited (JPCL) as going concern vide its order dated 24.12.2020 and uploaded the same on its website on 07.01.2021.
JPCL was executing 120 MW Rangit Stage-IV Hydroelectric Project in Sikkim. The company is currently undergoing Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP), which was initiated on April 09, 2019 vide an order of Hon’ble NCLT.
NHPC Ltd., a PSU under Ministry of Power, had submitted its Resolution Plan and was declared the successful resolution applicant by Committee of Creditors (CoC) on 24.01.2020. CoC approved Resolution Plan was filed by Resolution Professional with NCLT Hyderabad Bench on 28.01.2020.
NHPC will make upfront payment of Rs. 165 Crore and cost of the project is considered as Rs.943.20 Crore. Jalpower Corporation Limited is the second company after LancoTeesta Hydro Power Ltd (LTHPL) to be acquired through NCLT process by NHPC.
As on date NHPC Limited has become the largest organisation for hydropower development in India, with capabilities to undertake all the activities from conceptualization to commissioning in relation to setting up of hydro projects. NHPC Limited has also diversified in the field of Solar & Wind power. The corporation presently has an installation base of 7071.2 MW from 24 power stations on ownership basis including projects taken up in Joint Venture.