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SJVN bags 780-mw HP hydro-project

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Government has allocated the 780-mw Jangi-Thopan- Powari hydro electric project in District Kinnaur to public sector SJVN Ltd. In the letter of allotment issued by the Himachal Pradesh Directorate of Energy, the allotment of project is on Build, Own, Operate & Transfer (BOOT) basis for a period of 70 years.

CMD Nand Lal Sharma thanked Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and the State Government for reposing confidence in SJVN. He assured that SJVN would complete this project within a time bound manner and will contribute significantly in overall development of Project Affected Area.

He added that SJVN has the necessary infrastructure in the area and this will be a key factor for completing this project on fast track. He further said that the current installed generation capacity of SJVN is 2003.2 mw (comprising of 1912 mw hydro, 85.6 mw wind and 5.6 mw solar power).

He further added that other than this project, SJVN is in the process of implementing various projects which are in different stages of development and which on completion will add an additional 4018 mw of capacity.

Projects with a potential of 1,572 mw generation capacity are under construction, 1,848 mw under Pre-Construction & Investment Approval and 598 mw capacity are in the Investigation stage.

SJVN is heading towards an unprecedented growth trajectory and the Company has mammoth projects of International repute in its kitty. SJVN has envisaged internal growth targets of installed capacity of 5,000 mw by 2022-23, target of 12,000 mw by 2030 and 25,000 mw by the year 2040.

Sharma said that hydro power is the core strength of SJVN and the company has the distinction of implementing India's largest 1,500 mw Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station in Himachal Pradesh, which is downstream of this project. Besides executing projects in Himachal Pradesh, SJVN is also executing

hydro projects in Nepal, Bhutan and Uttarakhand. SJVN has also forayed into the field of renewable energy, power transmission and thermal generation as well. mpost

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