NHPC commissions 510 MW Teesta Stage-V project

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) State-run National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd (NHPC) today said it has commissioned all the three units of 510 MW Teesta Stage-V Hydroelectric Project in Sikkim.

Out of these three units of 170 MW each, one unit has already been put on commercial operation and the remaining two units are expected to start operation soon, company said in a statement.

The cost of the project, that will generate 2,573 million units of energy annually, is about Rs 2,650 crore.

The provisional tariff approved by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is Rs 1.62 per unit, the statement said.

Teesta Stage-V is the second project commissioned by NHPC in Sikkim, the first one being the 60 MW Rangit Project.

Country's largest hydel power company NHPC has added 1,420 MW of generation capacity during the last one year with the commissioning of 390 MW Dul Hasti project in Jammu and Kashmir, 520 MW Omkareshwar project in Madhya Pradesh, and 510 MW Teesta-V in Sikkim.

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