India's 10-MW Ghavni Stage 2 hydropower plant is now in operation, following a dedication ceremony featuring Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh earlier today.
The US$27.7 million project is located at the Ghavni Dam on a tributary to the Satluj River in India's northern Shimla district. The second stage is an addition to an existing first phase. Together, the two Ghavni projects have a cumulative output capacity of 32.5 MW.
The plant was commissioned by the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd.
The projects are part of a government effort to improve the overall infrastructure within the Pandra Beesh region.
India's northern Himachal Pradesh state has been a hotbed for hydroelectric power development in recent years.
HydroWorld.com reported in August that Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) had commissioned the fifth of six 68 MW turbine units at the 412-MW Rampur plant.
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