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Three new Power Projects by NHPC in Ladakh UT

Three new Power Projects by NHPC in Ladakh UT

A meeting was held between Shri A.K. Singh, the Chief Managing Director (CMD) of NHPC, (a Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Power) and Shri R.K. Mathur, the Lt. Governor of the Union Territories of Ladakh on 29 May 2020 to strengthen the development of Hydro and Solar Power Projects in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Key Points:

  • In the meeting discussion on the proposal of NHPC was held along with the steps to be taken to implement the different Hydro and Solar Power Projects identified in the Leh-Ladakh region.
  • Recently NHPC had commissioned a 45 MW Nimmo Bazgo Hydro Power Project in Leh and a 44 MW Chutak Hydro Power Projects in Kargil which has helped in harnessing the Hydro Power potential of Ladakh region.
  • A proposal for the development of three Hydro Power Projects viz. Khalsi (80 MW), Kanyunche (45 MW) and Takmaching (30 MW) in Ladakh were also put forward.
  • NHPC will also set up a solar power project with a capacity of 50 MW at Phyang. Moreover, NHPC will also explore the blending of Hydro Power with Solar Power by taking advantage of high solar irradiance of the region.

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