BHEL commissions 40 MW hydropower plant in West Bengal

Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned the second 40 MW hydropower generating unit at the Teesta low dam hydroelectric project (HEP) stage IV in West Bengal.

Key Features:

  • State-run power equipment maker BHEL has commissioned a 40MW unit of a hydro power plant in West Bengal.
  • Just a month after the commissioning of the first 40-mw hydro electric generating unit at the Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) Stage-IV in West Bengal, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the second unit of the same rating at the project
  • The estimated annual energy generation of 720 million units from the project will result in significant reduction of green-house gas emissions and help in achieving a low carbon development path.
  • Teesta low dam HEP is being set up by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).
  • BHEL's Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur, Mumbai and Bengaluru facilities had supplied equipment for the project and execution of work was undertaken on site is being.
  • It is expected to reduce green-house gas (GHGs) emissions and will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation.
  • So far, BHEL has commissioned nearly 400 hydro generating sets of various ratings with a cumulative capacity of around 20,000 MW in the country. in 2016 

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