Chenab Valley Power Projects Ltd has received the go-ahead from the Ministry of Power for setting up two power projects in Jammu & Kashmir. The projects are Dulhasti-II and stage-II of Uri-I, with a cumulative capacity of 940 MW.
Dulhasti-II has been planned as a 460-MW project, downstream of 390-MW Dulhasti on Chenab basin in Kishtwar, while stage-II of the 480-MW Uri-I is to be set up downstream of Uri-I on river Jhelum, in Baramulla district.
CVPPPL, a joint venture company of NHPC Ltd, JKSPDCL and PTC (India) Ltd, has been established to tap 10,000 MW hydropower potential of Chenab basin in Jammu region. It is already working on three projects, namely 1,000-MW Pakal Dul, 600-MW Kiru and 520-MW Kawar on the basin.
The company has hired consultants for preparation of DPR of two projects and is expecting to start project work in 2016. These projects are expected to be ready for commissioning in the next six to seven years.
At present, NHPC is generating 2,009 MW in J&K, the highest in any state. The projects owned by the corporation in J&K include Salal, Uri-I & II, Dulhasti, Sewa-II, NimooBazgo and Chutak.
J&K is generating 760 MW from 21 power projects owned by the PDC.