NHPC Limited in India announced last week that it had commissioned the fourth and final unit at its 160-MW Teesta Low Dam-IV hydro project in West Bengal, India.
NHPC has previously commissioned the other three units in February, March and July 2016.
“I extend my heartiest congratulations to all NHPC employees for this achievement against its target of September 2016 and especially commend those who are associated with TLDP-IV project,” said Shri K.M. Singh, chairman and managing director of NHPC. “This significant milestone has been achieved through sheer hard work, sincere devotion and commitment of NHPC employees towards their work.”
The facility was built by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.
Teesta Low Dam-IV is a run-of-river plant in Darjeeling District, on the Teesta River.
India is endowed with economically exploitable and viable hydro potential assessed to be about 84,000 MW at 60% load factor, NHPC says on its website. The company currently has an installed base of 6,587 MW from 21 hydropower stations.