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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated three flagship power projects  – 800 MW Hydro Power Station of NTPC- Koldam, 520 MW Parvati Project of NHPC and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Station of SJVNL projects to the nation in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Devvrat, Himachal Pradesh CM Vir Bhadra Singh, Union health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Union Minister of State ( IC) for Power, Coal , New & Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal and eminent dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Appreciating the contribution of Public sector companies in country’s growth, PM Narendra Modi said that these hydro projects will bring prosperity to the State of Himachal and other parts of the nation, according a PIB release.

NHPC’s Parvati-III Power Station is a run of the river scheme having a 43m high rockfill dam, underground Power House and 10.58 km long water conductor system. A net head of 326 meter is utilized to run four vertical Francis turbines with an installed capacity of 520 MW (4×130 MW). The power plant is designed to generate 1963.29 Million Units annually. The power generated from the Parvati-III Power Station is distributed to beneficiary states i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Union Territory of Chandigarh. The Power Station is supplying 13% free power to home state

With commencement of generation from four 200 MW units, NTPC- Koldam has achieved capacity of 800 MW and provides peaking capacity to the Northern grid. It shall annually generate 3054 GWh electricity. Twelve percent of the electricity generated from Koldam is being supplied to the home state Himachal Pradesh free of cost and 1 percent on account of Local Area Development fund. All the Project Affected Families are being provided 100 units of electricity every month free of cost which accounts for 0.62 percent of the total generation. Thus a total 13.62 percent of electricity generated from the plant is supplied free of cost to Himachal Pradesh, remaining power supplied to other beneficiaries namely Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand and Chandigarh, according to a PIB release.

SJVN’s Rampur Project (412MW) in Kullu district will be operated in tandem with Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (HPS). This project will provide 13 percent free power to the state of Himachal Pradesh.

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