By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Rishikesh, 26 Jun: THDC India Limited (THDCIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) defining the Performance Guarantee Parameters for the financial year 2019-20 with Union Ministry of Power (MOP) in New Delhi, today. AK Bhalla, Secretary (Power) and, on behalf of THDCIL, DV Singh, CMD, signed the MOU in the presence of Anirudh Kumar, Joint Secretary (Hydro), MOP, Sunil Gautam, Director (Hydro), MOP, UC Kannaujia, GM (NCR), THDCIL, RN Singh, GM (SP), Sandeep Checker, DGM, THDCIL, and other senior officials of MOP & THDCIL.
Energy generation target of 4650 MU (for excellent rating) has been set for the year 2019-20. THDC India Limited has contributed 1000 MW in the Xth Five Year Plan from Tehri HPP and contributed 400 MW from Koteshwar HEP in XIth Five Year Plan in Hydro Sector. In Renewable Sector, the Corporation has successfully Commissioned 2 Wind Power Projects in 2016-17 (50MW Patan & 63 MW Dwarka in Gujarat) registering its presence in Western Region of the country.
Since the commissioning of its first project, the Tehri Dam & Hydro Power Plant (THPP-1000 MW) a multipurpose project on the river Bhagirathi in 2006-07, and Koteshwar HEP (400 MW) in 2011-12, THDCIL is a profit making organisation and has generated 4687.78 MU energy till 31 March, 2019. The Tehri Dam project started with the status of a project of ‘National Significance’ during its planning stage and was successfully commissioned in spite of stringent opposition during its implementation.
THDCIL is one of the premier power generators in the country with installed capacity of 1513 MW with commissioning of Tehri Dam & HPP (1000MW), Koteshwar HEP (400MW) and Wind Power Projects of 50MW at Patan & 63MW at Dwarka in Gujarat to its credit.