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NHPC chief talks to Ladakh LG about developing hydro and solar projects

By IndianMandarins- 30 May 2020


With Modi government focusing more on renewable energy, chief of central PSU NHPC under Ministry of Power has held a meeting with Ladakh LG R K Mathur to discuss its proposals and way forward for implementation of various identified Hydro and Solar Power Projects in Leh-Ladakh region with a view to leverage development of Hydro and Solar Power Projects in the UT.


AK Singh, CMD, NHPC during the meeting intimated the LG about the achievement of NHPC in harnessing Hydro Power potential of Ladakh region by commissioning 45 MW Nimmo Bazgo in Leh and 44 MW Chutak Hydro Power Projects in Kargil. Singh also presented future plan of NHPC to develop 3 Hydro Power Projects viz. Khalsi (80 MW), Kanyunche (45 MW) and Takmaching (30 MW) in Ladakh along with a solar power project of capacity 50 MW at Phyang. While explaining the techno-commercial viability of projects, CMD, NHPC proposed that taking advantage of high solar irradiance of the region, blending of Hydro Power with Solar Power may also be explored.

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