Web Exclusive | October 2012
Reliance Power’s Tato II project gets CEA's nod
The first hydro project of Reliance Power, the Rs 6,000-crore 700 mw Tato II project, has bagged techno economic clearance from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Post this, the company is to soon initiate project implementation since all major clearances have been obtained.
Hydro power is best suited for handling grid disturbances and the Tato II project is set to go a long way in ensuring grid stability for the crucial Delhi region. The Tato II project is one of the largest hydro investment in Arunachal Pradesh.
Located in the West Siang district on Siyom river, the Tato II project would consist of four units of 175 mw each. The project is set to generate annual design energy of over 3,000 mu with an annual load factor of over 50 per cent, which is one of the highest among hydro projects in the country.
Tato is designed to operate as a peak power station, and a power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed with the BSES Rajdhani Power and BSES Yamuna Power for sale of power to the power-starved Delhi region.