NHPC signs MOU for implementation of 130.1-MW Dagmara hydroelectric project

NHPC Limited and Bihar State Power Holding Company (BSHPC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for implementation of the 130.1-MW Dagmara hydroelectric project in the Supaul district, Bihar State, India.

The MOU was signed and exchanged by the signatories in the august presence of Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Power and New & Renewable Energy & Hon’ble Minister of State Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India and Shri Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Hon’ble Energy Minister, Govt. of Bihar.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri R.K. Singh thanked NHPC for its speedy response and cooperation in taking up the project, which reflects their keen spirit toward their aim of development of hydropower. He further said that hydropower is very important in the background of climate change and in the shift from fossil to non-fossil fuel for future generation.

In his address Shri Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Hon’ble Energy Minister, Govt. of Bihar conveyed his gratitude on behalf of state government to the Ministry of Power and NHPC for taking up the implementation of the Dagmara Project. He further said that the project will bring all-round progress and development in the state.

The Dagmara project, the largest hydropower project of Bihar, is to be implemented by NHPC on ownership basis. The powerhouse will contain three turbine-generator units.

“The Dagmara H.E. Project will be a landmark project in the power sector scenario of Bihar as far as green power is concerned,” said Shri A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC. “Apart from generating clean and green power, the execution will boost the socio-economic and infrastructure development in the area and shall also create employment opportunities.”

NHPC is a Category-A Miniratna Company under Ministry of Power, Govt. of India in the field of hydropower. NHPC has 24 operational power stations with a total installed capacity of 7,071 MW.

Source: Renewable Energy