Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric Plant
|Construction began||September 2006|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Concrete-face rock-fill|
|Height||57 m (187 ft)|
|Spillway capacity||13 m (43 ft)|
|Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric Plant|
|Commission date||Unit#3: Dec 2012, Unit#2: Jan 2013, Unit#1: June 2013|
|Hydraulic head||372 m (1,220 ft)|
|Turbines||3 x 15 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||45 MW|
The Nimoo Bazgo Power Project is a run-of-the-river power project on the Indus River situated at Alchi village, 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Leh in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The project was conceived on 1 July 2001 and approved on 8 June 2005, and construction began on 23rd Sept, 2006. The project involves construction of a 57-high m (187 ft) concrete dam with five spillway blocks of 13 m (43 ft) each having ogee profile.
The Nimoo Bazgo power project envisages utilizing a rated net head of 34 m (112 ft) to generate 239.30 gigawatt-hours (861.5 terajoules)[clarification needed] in a 90% dependable year. The project has three surface power units of 15 MW (20,000 hp) each with a total installed capacity of 15 megawatts (20,000 hp). Every unit has a 3.3 m (11 ft) diameter, each 63 m-long (207 ft) penstocks. Each operating unit will be designed for a discharge of 48.7 m3/s (1,720 cu ft/s) and also have transformer yard and switch yard. The project will be connected to the northern grid through a 220 kV transmission line from Leh to Srinagar (the line is scheduled for commissioning with project commissioning). The dam diverts water from the river by a 372 m (1,220 ft) long diversion channel and involves a flooding of only 3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi). Thus the power density is 13.16 megawatts per square kilometre (13.16 W/m2; 34.1 MW/sq mi). The project is being developed by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd., while Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has executed the Electro-Mechanical works.
All the three units of the project have been successfully commissioned. The project was inaugurated on 12 August 2014 by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, in a ceremony attended by senior officials including Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah, National Security Adviser Ajit Kumar Doval and others.
|Nimoo Bazgo power project|
|Nimoo Bazgo Excavation|
|Nimoo Bazgo Layout Plan|
- "PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh". aninews. Retrieved 2015-02-27.
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