Arunachal Pradesh government has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) Ltd. for two hydropower projects in Tawang and West Kameng districts of the state.
The MoA was signed on Saturday by PS Lokhande, Commissioner (Hydro) and VK Singh, CMD NEEPCO at Itanagar for the development of the 90MW New Melling project in Tawang district and 120MW Nafra project in West Kameng district.
With this agreement, the total project allotted to NEEPCO reached six with a total installed capacity of 1325 MW.
Out of the six projects, the NEEPCO has commissioned three projects–600MW Kameng hydroelectric project (HEP), 405MW Ranganadi HEP and 110 MW Pare HEP.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who attended the function, requested NEEPCO CMD to resolve the issue of Kurung HEP (330MW), for which the MoA was signed in 2015, but the work was yet to start.
“The CM desired that the hydro potential in the state should not be in paper only and it should be developed physically,” said a statement issued by CMO.
He further said the NHPC is scheduled to commission 2 units of Subansiri HEP (2000MW) by August 2022 and full-fledged commissioning by August 2023, it said.