40 MW Hydropower Plant Has Been Commissioned by BHEL in West Bengal [ Current Affairs ]


The second 40 MW hydropower generating unit has been commissioned at the Teesta low dam hydroelectric project (HEP) stage IV in West Bengal by the Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). At the Teesta low dam HEP, a run-of-the-river Greenfield project, located in Darjeeling district of the West Bengal the hydropower generating unit was successfully installed.

Key facts:

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has set up Teesta low dam HEP.

For the project and execution of work was undertaken on site is being many BHEL’s facilities had supplied equipment and they are:

  • Bhopal
  • Jhansi
  • Rudrapur
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru

From the project the estimated annual energy (power) generation is about 720 million units.

It will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation and expected to reduce green-house gas (GHGs) emissions.

So far, BHEL has commissioned nearly 400 hydro generating sets of various ratings with a cumulative capacity of around 20, 000 MW in the country.

- Published on: March 29, 2016