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BHEL starts hydro unit in Bengal

New Delhi February 24 PTI | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on February 24, 2016

State-owned BHEL has commissioned a 40-MW hydro-electric generating unit in West Bengal. “The unit has been commissioned at the 4x40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) stage-IV in West Bengal,” the company said in a statement today.

With this, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned hydro sets totalling 770 MW in the current financial year, it said. The project is a run-of-the-river greenfield project on the Teesta in Darjeeling district of West Bengal.

The other three units of the project are also at advanced stages of execution and the second unit is expected to be commissioned shortly. BHEL is also executing 3x40 MW Rammam stage-III hydro-electric project of NTPC in West Bengal. The estimatedenergy generation of 720 million units from the project will result in significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.



Published on February 24, 2016
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