The transmission system for 45 MW NHPC’s Nimmo Bazgo hydroelectric project is expected to be completed by November 2013. Following this, the project will start operating on full load. At present, the plant runs at peak load of 11-12 MW against the available capacity of 45 MW since associated transmission system under Rural Engineering Works of Leh are not complete. Transmission system is complete only up to Leh substation and the power generated is being fed to Leh, Alchi and its adjoining area.
The transmission system for Leh includes a total of six substations. Out of these, two substations, at Leh and Alchi, have been commissioned. The substation at Kharu is expected to be commissioned by this month while the substation at Nimmo is expected to be commissioned by September 2013. The substations at Khalsi and Hemiya are expected to be commissioned by October 2013 and November 2013, respectively.
All the three units of the project have been synchronized. The first unit was synchronized in October 2012, followed by second in January 2013 and the third in June 2013.
Nimmo Bazgo hydroelectric project is a run-of-the-river scheme on River Indus in Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir. The project includes three units of 15 MW each and is expected to generate 239 million units of power in a 90 per cent dependable year. Entire power from the power will be fed to Jammu & Kashmir. The total project cost has been estimated at Rs. 936.10 crore at March 2011 price level.