Sh. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director apprised that SJVN has successfully synchronized the Second Unit of 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project (NMHEP) with the National Grid. NMHEP is located on River Tons, a major tributary of River Yamuna in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The project has two units of 30 MW each and the first unit is already generating commercially since the 24th of this month.
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma stated that Hon’ble Union Power Minister, Sh. R.K Singh and former Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Sh. Trivender Singh Rawat laid the foundation stone of SJVN’s NMHEP in the year 2018.
“The construction period included torrid times of the pandemic which affected almost every aspect of project development, still our dedication and hard work have resulted in the completion of the project in just over five years in geologically unpredictable & tough Himalayan conditions. The construction of the project included excavation and lining of a 4.33 kilometer long Head Race Tunnel with a diameter of 5.6 meters,” said Sh. Sharma.
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma added that the NMHEP is a Run of the River project with two generating units of 30 MW each. The project will generate 265.5 million units of electricity annually. SJVN has constructed a 37 km 220 KV Transmission Line for the evacuation of power from Naitwar Mori HEP from Bainol to Snail.
After the commissioning of the Project, 12% free electricity will be supplied to the State of Uttarakhand as royalty. In addition, each Project Affected Family will be provided with an amount equivalent to the cost of 100 Units of electricity per month for ten years. The project will usher an era of overall development of the area with infrastructure development and the generation of direct & indirect employment.
Treading on the path of impeccable progress, SJVN, a leading Power CPSU is dedicated to contributing to the energy goals of the Government of India. The company has set a Mission of 12,000 MW by 2026 and a Shared Vision of 50,000 MW installed capacity by 2040.