The 100 MW Sainj Hydroelectric Project being constructed by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) in Indias Kullu district commissioned in May, says an online report of “The Econonic Times“.
The first unit of the project will start producing electricity by May 20 and the second unit by next month, HPPCL Managing Director Devesh Kumar said in a statement. The mechanical spinning of the first unit of the project was done on April 25, he complemented. It has an installed capacity of 100 MW with two generating units of 50 MW each. The run-of-the-river project is located on the Sainj river, a tributary of the Beas. It comprises a diversion barrage on the river near Niharni village, and an underground powerhouse on the right bank of the river near Suind village. The project includes a 6.36-km-long headrace tunnel of 3.85-metre diameter with two Pelton turbines coupled with generating units.