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UP CM inaugurates GVK hydro electric project

Posted on Mar 04 2014 | IBNS

Lucknow, Mar 4 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday inaugurated GVK's 330 MW Shrinagar Hydro Electric Project in the state.

The project was inaugurated in the presence of Founder Chairman and Managing Director, GVK - Dr. GVK Reddy, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and senior SP leader Azam Khan.

The 330 MW Hydro project is located on the Alaknanda River near the town of Shrinagar, Garhwal District of Uttarakhand.

Shrinagar Hydro Electric Project has been developed as a Run of the River project and will supply 12 perent of the energy to the Uttarakhand government at no charge.

The balance 88 percent off take will go to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) under a firm Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) based on two part tariff calculation.

Inaugurating the project, Akhilesh Yadav said, "The inauguration of the Shrinagar Hydro Electric project marks a significant milestone for the state of Uttar Pradesh. This project will supply 88pc power to the state of UP. I congratulate GVK for successfully completing this project. This project will be a boon for the state of UP and will fuel the dreams and aspirations of its economic growth. "

Speaking on the occasion, GVK Reddy said, "It is my honour and privilege to witness the commissioning of the 330 MW GVK Shrinagar Hydro Electric Project. This project is GVK's another significant step towards contribution of the country's infrastructural development. We are happy to have lived up to the faith reposed in us. Our power plants are benchmarked to the highest standards of efficiency and productivity. This project not only aims to benefit the people of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, but also aid the nation to be self-reliant."

Mulayam Singh Yadav said, "Electricity is one of the most important drivers for growth of a state and its industry. I am glad that GVK has lived up to its commitment to the people of Uttar Pradesh and the project will help contribute to the state's prosperity."

The project, which is 248 m long and has a 90 m high (from deepest foundation level) dam, will utilize the net head of around 66 m between the diversion dam and the Power House to generate electricity.

The water conductor system consists of two Head Race Tunnels, RCC Troughs, Power Channel and Penstocks. The Power House accommodates 4 vertical Francis turbines rated at 82.5 MW each. The water released from turbines will flow into River Alaknanda through a Tail Race Channel.

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