Web Exclusive | April 2018
NHPC's Kishanganga project fully commissioned
NHPC has said its 330-MW Kishanganga hydropower project is fully commissioned with synchronising of third unit of 110 MW. This marks the commissioning of all three units of Kishanganga project, as the first and second units have already been commissioned on March 13 and 21, 2018, respectively. The Kishanganga project envisages diversion of water of Kishanganga river to underground power house through 23.25 KM long head race tunnel to generate
1,713 million units per annum. The project is covered under the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India and Pakistan. Apart from the many states which would be the project's energy beneficiaries, 12 per cent power generated from the project shall be provided to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The NHPC said that the cooperation of the local community near project vicinity, district and state administration and other stake holders was instrumental in completing the project.