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Bhel adds 736 mw hydel power capacity in FY15

Bhel adds 736 mw hydel power capacity in FY15
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) on Monday said it commissioned six hydro sets with a combined 736 <g data-gr-id="22">mw</g> capacity in 2014-15. This accounts for 100 per cent of hydro power capacity addition in the country in the said fiscal, <g data-gr-id="23">Bhel</g> said in a statement.

Also, the highest addition in a single year by <g data-gr-id="29">Bhel</g> over the last decade, this was achieved by commissioning of projects of three major central utilities -- NTPC, NHPC and SJVNL -- it added. The projects commissioned include two units (200 <g data-gr-id="30">mw</g> each) of <g data-gr-id="31">Koldam</g> Hydro Electric Project (HEP), with which NTPC has made its maiden foray into the hydro sector.

On top of that, a 130-mw unit of NHPC’s Parbati III HEP and 3 units of SJVNL’s Rampur (68.67 MW each) were started. Bhel is executing three other hydro projects of NTPC -- Tapovan <g data-gr-id="38">Vishnugad</g> HEP (4x130 <g data-gr-id="39">mw</g>), Lata Tapovan HEP (3x57 <g data-gr-id="40">mw</g>) and <g data-gr-id="41">Rammam</g> Stage-III HEP (3x40 <g data-gr-id="42">mw</g>), with a fourth unit of 4x130 <g data-gr-id="43">mw</g> Parbati III HEP being commissioned. In addition, <g data-gr-id="44">Bhel</g> has started the last three units of Rampur HEP of SJVN. These HEPs will contribute to <g data-gr-id="34">reduction</g> in the greenhouse gas emission and help in achieving a low carbon development path, the statement read. 

Bhel also bagged orders for two major hydro projects aggregating 564 <g data-gr-id="26">mw</g> in 2014-15 and has so far commissioned some 400 hydro generating sets in the country, with a cumulative capacity of more than 19,600 <g data-gr-id="27">mw</g>. It is currently executing <g data-gr-id="32">hydro power</g> projects of around 4,600 <g data-gr-id="28">mw</g>, which are at various stages of implementation. 
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