SJVN's 60 MW Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project in Uttarkashi is now fully operational

SJVN Limited has made its 60 MW Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, fully commercially operational
A file photo of SJVN CMD Nand Lal Sharma
A file photo of SJVN CMD Nand Lal SharmaEnergy Watch

New Delhi: Miniratna PSU SJVN Limited has made its 60 MW Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, fully commercially operational on Thursday as the second unit of the project with a capacity of 30 MW began supplying electricity to the national power grid. "Company has successfully synchronised the Second Unit of 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project (NMHEP) with the National Grid," SJVN said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges on Thursday.

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Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project is a run-of-the-river project with two generating units of 30 MW each. The first unit had started generating power commercially recently on November 24, it added. It is located on River Tons, a major tributary of Yamuna in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

The project will generate 265.5 million units of electricity annually. The company has constructed a 37-km 220 KV transmission line for the evacuation of power from Naitwar Mori HEP -- from Bainol to Snail. After the commissioning of the project, 12 percent free electricity will be supplied to Uttarakhand as royalty.

In addition, each project-affected family will be provided with an amount equivalent to the cost of 100 units of electricity per month for ten years.

A file photo of SJVN CMD Nand Lal Sharma
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"The project will usher in an era of overall development of the area, with infrastructure development and generation of direct and indirect employment. Treading on the path of impeccable progress, the company, a leading power CPSU, is dedicated to contributing to the energy goals of the central government," said SJVN. It has set a target of achieving installed capacity of 12,000 MW by 2026 and 50,000 MW by 2040.

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