The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is likely to give concurrence for Reliance Energy’s 1000 MW Siyom hydroelectric project this month. The Detailed Project Report for Siyom HEP was submitted by Reliance Power’s subsidiary Siyom Hydro Power Pvt Ltd in October 2010. The DPR has been cleared by CEA in almost all aspects except vetting of the civil cost by the Central Water Commission. Following this, the clearance is expected to be accorded by the last week of the month.
The project has already been accorded environment clearance by the environment ministry and has also been cleared by the defence ministry. The project is proposed to be developed at around Rs. 5,780 crore. The project is being developed in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It envisages construction of six units of 166.7 MW each.
Reliance Energy had approached the Arunachal Pradesh government for setting up hydroelectric projects in the State in 2005. In line with this, the State government allocated 700 MW Tato-II and 1000 MW Siyom hydroelectric power projects in the State to the Company on Build, Own, Operate and Transfer basis. With regards to this, the Memorandum of Agreement was signed between Reliance Energy and the State government in February 2006.