The unit has been commissioned by Bhel in less than a 100 days of the commissioning of the first one, Bhel said in a statement. Located in Kolasib district of Mizoram, the greenfield project of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) has been set up on the river Tuirial.
Power generation from Tuirial HEP will contribute significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and contribute towards achieving a low carbon development path for the nation, Bhel said.
Other hydro projects of NEEPCO, commissioned by Bhel, include the 3×135 MW Ranganadi HEP in Arunachal Pradesh and the 4×50 MW Kopili HEP in Assam. In the North Eastern states, the Bhel has installed over 3,200 MW of power generating capacity, accounting for more than 75 per cent of the total installed capacity in the region
Bhel is executing HEPs of around 3,100 MW in the country, in addition to 2,940 hydro projects in Bhutan. More than 500 hydroelectric power generation sets with a cumulative capacity of more than 29,000 MW of various ratings have been contracted on Bhel, including 5,700 MW for overseas projects.