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Bhel starts 40-mw hydro power unit in West Bengal

State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) has successfully commissioned a 40-mw hydro-electric generating unit in West Bengal.  "The unit has been commissioned at the 4x40 mw Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) stage-IV in West Bengal," the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

With this, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has commissioned hydro sets totaling 770 mw in the current financial year, it said. The project is a run-of-the-river greenfield project on the Teesta in Darjeeling district of West Bengal.

The other three units of the project are also at advanced stages of execution and the second unit is expected to be commissioned shortly. 

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is also executing 3x40 mw Rammam stage-III hydro-electric project of NTPC in West Bengal.
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