Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned the first 110 MW of the 330 MW Kishanganga Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu & Kashmir being developed by NHPC.
Located in Bandipora district of J&K, the three units of Kishanganga HEP are expected to generate 1,350 million units (MU) of clean electricity annually after being commissioned. The balance two units are also in advanced stages of commissioning.
The scope of the order included execution of the electro-mechanical (E&M) package for the project comprising design, manufacture, supply and installation. BHEL had also been assigned to commission vertical shaft pelton turbines and matching synchronous generators, controls and monitoring (SCADA) system along with electrical and mechanical auxiliaries.
The equipment was supplied from BHEL’s manufacturing units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru while the execution of works on site was carried out by the company’s power sector northern region division and transmission business group.
The state-owned power equipment manufacturer has so far commissioned 31 hydro sets with a cumulative capacity of 1,257 MW in J&K. BHEL is presently executing hydroelectric projects of more than 2,900 MW in the country and 2,940 MW in Bhutan which are under various stages of implementation.