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Installed capacity of NHPC power projects cross 2300 MW, JK residents continue to suffer
5/25/2018 11:52:37 PM
Jehangir Rashid
Early Times Report
srinagar, May 25: Despite the progress made by National Hydro-electric Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited in enhancing the power generation in Jammu & Kashmir the people of state continue to feel the heat as far as supply of power is concerned.
With the inauguration of 330 megawatt (MW) Kishenganga hydro-electric power project the installed power production of NHPC Limited projects operating in the state has reached 2,339 MWs. Despite all this not much progress has been achieved on the supply front with the commoners continuing to feel the heat.
While the people of Kashmir are up against power crisis during the winter months their counterparts in Jammu face severe power shortage during the summer season. The power crisis takes place in Kashmir and Jammu takes place when electricity is needed more by the people living in these two regions of the state.
The Salal power station is the largest power generating power project operating under the aegis of NHPC Limited. The Salal power station has an installed power capacity of 690 MW. The Salal power station is followed by Uri-I power station that has an installed capacity of 480 MW. Dulhasti power station has installed capacity of 390 MW.
Among the other NHPC power projects Kishenganga power station has an installed capacity of 330 MW since its inauguration on May 19. Uri-II power station has an installed capacity of 240 MW with Sewa power station having an installed capacity of 120 MW. Nimoo Bazgo and Chutak power stations have installed capacity of 45 MW and 44 MW respectively.
It would be in place to mention here that Kishenganga power project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 19 through remote control at Sher-I-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC). The power project is located in North Kashmir's Bandipora district.
Among the NHPC power projects, Salal, Dulhasti and Sewa power stations are located in the Jammu region of the state. Uri-I, Uri-II and Kishenganga power stations are situated in Kashmir valley with the Nimoo-Bazgo and Chutak power stations operating in the Ladakh division of the state.
With Jammu & Kashmir only entitled to 13 percent of free power from the NHPC power projects the power crisis in the state is far from over. The state is entitled to 340 MW of free from the power projects being operated by NHPC and it would have to purchase additional power as and when they need the same. This has been going on for years now and one cannot say how far it will go.
The electricity load in Jammu & Kashmir in the peak hours on a given day is anywhere 1200-1300 MW and even if only 50 percent of power is acquired from NHPC power projects the power crisis would be over in the state. The state has suffered a lot due to Indus Water Treaty (IWT) and it needs to be compensated for the losses suffered due to this treaty.
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