Sainj Hydro Electric Project (100 MW) Starts Filling of Barrage.

Mar 03, 2017 19:09 | Poltics

Sh. D.K. Sharma, Managing Director, HPPCL stated that Sainj Hydro Electric Project (100 MW) a project being executed by H.P. Power Corporation Ltd. has started the filling of reservoir. The project will start generation by the end of April, 2017. He said that the project has installed capacity of 100 MW with two units of 50 MW. The project will generate 322 Million Units per annum earning revenue of Rs.128 Crores to the State exchequer.

People residing in the vicinity of Sainj Hydroelectric Project have been warned not to venture near the river side from Niharni village  to the confluence of Jiva Nalla and Sainj river as the water can be released any moment from the reservoir which may endanger the life.

Managing Director stated that Sainj Hydroelectric Project is a run-of –river development on river Sainj, a tributary of river Beas in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The project comprises of a diversion barrage on the river Sainj near village Niharni and underground power house on right bank of river Sainj near village Suind. The project has a 6.36 km long Head Race Tunnel of 3.85 m diameter with two pelton turbines of   50 MW. Construction of about 3 km intake road, three nos. of bridges on Sainj river and two nos. of traffic tunnels were the major challenges in the beginning which have been successfully tackled by HPPCL engineers to execute this project.

Sh. Sharma said that after commissioning each project affected family will be provided 100 units of electricity per month for a period of 10 years. In addition 1% of revenue from power generation shall be contributed towards LADF during the operation stage. Other benefits provided to project affected families in the project area include; Local Area Development Fund (LADF) @ 1.5% of project cost, training & awareness camps, merit and sports scholarships, skill-upgradation schemes to project affected families.