Nathpa Jhakri hydro power station crosses 100 billion units of electricity


Nathpa Jhakri hydro power station crosses 100 billion units  of electricity

On Friday, India’s largest 1,500MW Nathpa Jhakri hydro power station crossed the mark of cumulative 100 billion units electricity generation. Since 2003, the power station has been supplying power to Haryana, Punjab, J&K, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh.

Chairman and managing director, Nand Lal Sharma, said that the 100-billion mark of power generation is a historic occasion. According to him, the highest annual generation achieved was 7,610 million units in 2011-12.

The power station, acknowledged as a “marvel of civil engineering” by the World Bank had been commissioned in 2004 at a cost of Rs 8,187 crore.

It has the world’s most voluminous desilting chambers, one of the longest head race tunnels (27.39km long), one of the deepest surge shafts (301m) and one of the largest underground power house complexes. Read More

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