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‘BLUE PLANET PRIZE’ AWARDED TO NHPC’S 510 MW TEESTA-V POWER STATION, SIKKIM

‘BLUE PLANET PRIZE’ AWARDED TO NHPC’S 510 MW TEESTA-V POWER STATION, SIKKIM

Context:

NHPC’s 510 MW Teesta-V Power Station, Sikkim has been conferred with the Blue Planet Prize by International Hydropower Association (IHA). The award had been given to Teesta-V Power Station based on its sustainability assessment undertaken by a team of accredited lead assessors of IHA in 2019 using the Operation Stage tool of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) of IHA.

NHPC’s 510 MW Teesta-V Power Station:

  • It has been built, owned and being operated by NHPC.

International Hydropower Association (IHA):

  • It is a London based non-profit membership association operating in 120 countries.
  • The IHA membership includes leading hydropower owners and operators, suppliers, developers, designers and consultants.

IHA Blue Planet Prize:

  • It is awarded to hydropower projects that show excellence in sustainable development.
  • The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) is the leading international tool for calculating the sustainability of hydropower projects.
  • It gives a way to benchmark the performance of a hydropower project against a comprehensive range of social, environmental, technical and governance criteria.
  • Assessments are as per objective evidence and the results are presented in a standardized report.

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