NEEPCO implements 600 MW Kameng hydro power station

The Indian prime minister has inaugurated 600 MW Kameng hydro power station in Arunachal Pradesh that was implemented by NEEPCO Limited. The commissioning of the hydro power plant is in line with the goal towards fulfilling Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of the government  pledged under Paris Agreement 2015. The project will be part of projected hydro capacity addition of 30,000 MW by 2030. The project stretches over more than 80 km in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and has been developed at a cost of approximately Rs 82 billion.

The project has two dams and a powerhouse having 4 units of 150 MW to generate 3,353 million units of electricity. This project will facilitate huge benefits to the national grid in terms of grid stability, integration and balancing of solar and wind energy sources in the grid.

Recently in August 2022, SJVN Limited announced an agreement with Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited. The association seeks to build a 220 kV direct current single zebra transmission line for the 210 MW Luhri hydroelectric project stage-1.