BHEL COMMISSIONS 40 MW HYDRO POWER PROJECT IN WEST BENGAL

BHEL COMMISSIONS 40 MW HYDRO POWER PROJECT IN WEST BENGAL

BHEL COMMISSIONS 40 MW HYDRO POWER PROJECT IN WEST BENGAL – State Current Affairs 2016 – West Bengal Current Affairs 2016

1.Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned a 40 MW hydro electric generating unit in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district. This takes BHEL’s total hydel power commissioning to 770 MW in this fiscal, which is also the highest so far in a single fiscal year since 2005-06.

2.The project is a run-of-the-river greenfield project on the Teesta river and is part of the 4×40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric project. The other three units are also in advanced stage of execution.

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3.The second unit is expected to be commissioned soon, according to a BHEL statement. It is also executing the 3×40 MW Rammam Stage III hydro electric project of NTPC in West Bengal.

4.The estimated annual energy generation of 720 million units from the Teesta project , being implemented by NHPC, will result in significant reduction of green-house gas emissions in West Bengal.

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