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Arunachal: One unit of Kameng Hydro-Electric Project Commissioned for Commercial Operation

Itanagar-  One Unit of 150 MW out of 600 MW Kameng Hydro-Electric Project (4X150 MW) has been successfully commissioned for commercial operation by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited ( NEEPCO )  on 17th June 2020. With the commissioning of this unit, Arunachal Pradesh will receive 13.83% i.e., 20.75 MW out of 150 MW Kameng HEP in which 12 % is the free power to the home State and remaining 1.83% is the share allocation.

It was informed to Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein who is also the Minister incharge of Power & Renewable Energy Resources that the second unit is expected to be commissioned in a week time and the other two turbines shall be commissioned after repair work of penstock is completed but targeted to be made commercially operational within this fiscal year.

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After the successful commissioning of all the four units of Kameng HEP (4×150 MW), Arunachal Pradesh will receive a share of 83 MW power. “Apart from revenue generation, this Hydro-Electric Power Project will provide employment opportunities to the educated youths of the State and promote industrialization in the region”, said the Deputy Chief Minister.

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