Aerial shots of Kameng Dam and Hydro Power Station, Arunachal Pradesh…

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated the 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station to the nation. This is the biggest Hydro Power Project implemented by NEEPCO Ltd., a Mini Ratna Power PSU under the Ministry of Power. Commissioning of the sixth hydro power plant in the North East i.e., 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station in Arunachal Pradesh will be a major step towards fulfilling Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of the Governement  of India pledged under Paris Agreement 2015. The project will form part of projected hydro capacity addition of 30,000 MW by 2030.

The project, costing approximately Rs 8,200 Crore, stretches over more than 80 kilometres in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. It has two dams and a powerhouse having 4 units of 150 MW to generate 3,353 million units of electricity. Generation of 3,353 Million Units annually from the project will make Arunachal Pradesh a power surplus state with huge benefits to the National Grid in terms of grid stability and integration and balancing of solar and wind energy sources in the grid.

While most of the infrastructure projects world over got severely impacted by Covid-19 pandemic, this mega project was successfully commissioned by NEEPCO Ltd., (A Govt. of India enterprise and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Maharatna, NTPC Ltd.) progressively during June, 2020 to February, 2021 despite all odds. NEEPCO is one of the leading power generating enterprises having an aggregate operational capacity of 2,057 MW.

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