Power plants across India
By A Business Correspondent
A slew of new power plants likely to generate additional power are expected to come up across the country. Significantly, most of these projects will be established by private investors using different fuels. Some of the proposed power projects will come up in the following states.
The J&K Energy Development Agency is encouraging the setting up of solar power plants in Jammu & Kashmir. The Agency is offering four potential sites to private investors for development of 8.4 kwp capacity plants at four primary health centres: Uri in Baramulla district, Kupwara in Kupwara district, Darhal in Rajouri district and Mendhar in Poonch district. Developers will be required to design, supply, install, test, commission and maintain the plants for five years inclusive of two years of warranty.
The Board of Directors of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd has approved the setting up of a 55-mw captive power plant in Chhattisgarh at an estimated project cost of Rs 207 crore. The plant will meet the company's increasing internal demand. The project is scheduled to be commissioned by September 2004. The company has been producing power at low cost by utilising waste hot gasses and coal rejects. JSPL supplies its surplus power to the state SEB. The company has commissioned its 2.5 million tonne capacity coal washery with a project outlay of Rs 36 crore.
The Delhi-based Ginni International Ltd proposes to implement the 3x1.65 mw Balsio Hydel power project in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh at a cost of Rs 29.11 crore.
The Balsio project has been planned as a run-of-the-river scheme on the Balsio Nallah, a tributary of Baira Khad in Ravi basin. The surface type powerhouse of the plant would be located on the right bank of the Nallah utilising a gross head of 85 metres for generation of the total 4.95 mw of power. It will have a 37-metre by 18-metre desilting tank to exclude all silt particles of size 0.2 mm, a 2,100-metre long RCC type water conductor system to carry design discharge of 7.4 cumecs, an RCC type forebay with storage capacity of 165 m, one circular penstock to feed three units of horizontal francis turbines, and a 33 kV outdoor switchyard from where a 20-km long, 33 kV single circuit transmission line will carry power to HPSEB's existing 3 kV substation at Nakrod.
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