SHIMLA, 07th August, 2021
Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN reviewed the progress of all major components of 210 MW Luhri Stage-I HEP. He inaugurated the Web Based Monitoring System installed at Project Site, Nirath. This State-of-Art, Live Web Based Monitoring System will expedite the construction activities and facilitate in taking quick remedial actions, in case of exigencies.
Sh. Sharma dedicated Bailey Bridge of 40-ton capacity having 40 mtr span constructed across river Satluj at Nirath, which besides enabling early completion of Project, will also facilitate the local populace, by connecting two Project Affected Panchayats of Dehra & Nithar in District Kullu to National Highway-05. On this occasion, Sh. Sharma was greeted enthusiastically by Panchayat Pradhans from Shimla and Kullu districts, as well as a large section of locals.
Inspecting the construction sites of the Project, Sh. Sharma triggered the ceremonial blast of First Bench of Dam, Power House & TRC Slope. He performed pooja at Batching Plant at project site and later at Sub-Station at Koyal, for providing Construction Power for construction activities. These are historic landmark activities for timely completion of the Project, which is scheduled on 24th May 2025. Head of Project Sh. Roshan Lal Negi along with other project officials were also present on this occasion.
Addressing on the occasion, Sh. Sharma stated that he is of the firm belief that Integrated River Basin Development approach is the most optimum method of harnessing Hydro Energy. This not only leads to maximum utilization of resources, but also leads to comprehensive and overall development of the region thus uplifting the socio-economic strata of the local populace.
He mentioned that SJVN is actively associated in various developmental works in the vicinity of the Project under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Under the six verticals of CSR- Health, Education & Skill Development, Women Empowerment, Sustainable Development, Protection of National Heritage and Rural Development, about Rs. 18.00 Crore have already been spent by SJVN.
Later, he chaired a detailed Review Meeting on Project progress activities with SJVN employees & representatives of Luhri Hydro Power Consortium. He appreciated the dedicated efforts of all associated in maintaining the momentum of works even in the difficult times of global pandemic. He encouraged all to do micro-planning of activities to achieve milestones with step by step approach to achieve the final milestone of commissioning the project within scheduled time.
210 MW Luhri Stage-1 HEP has the potential to generate 758 million units of electricity annually.
Currently, SJVN has portfolio of more than 9000 MW out of which 2016.5 MW is under operation, 3156 MW is under construction, 4046 MW Projects in pipeline. Today SJVN has footprint in 9 States India and in 2 neighboring countries. The company has also diversified in other fields of energy generation and transmission. SJVN is vigorously marching forward for achieving installed capacity of 5000 MW by 2023, 12000 MW by 2030 and 25000 MW by year 2040.