As many as 20 under construction hydro power projects totalling 6,329 MW are either stalled or stressed in the country and Rs 30,147.08 crore has already been spent on them, Parliament was informed today. “Out of 44 HEPs (hydro electric projects above 25 MW) under construction presently, 20 HEPs totalling 6,329 MW are stalled/stressed and an amount of Rs 30,147.08 crore has already been spent on these HEPs,” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Lok Sabha today.
According to the reply, total hydro power generation capacity in the country was at 44,413.42 MW in respect of hydro project above 25 MW capacity as on February 25, 2017.
The total hydro power generation in the country (from HEPs above 25 MW capacity) during 2016-17 up to February 25, 2017) is 113.53 Billion Units.
Goyal told the House that the government has sanctioned the proposal regarding basin-wise reassessment of hydro potential in the country. The work has since been taken up by the Central Electricity Authority through WAPCOS Ltd for completion in about 30 months period.
The hydro projects below 25 MW capacity come under the purview of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and categorised as small hydro. Read more
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