GVK’s Alaknanda hydropower project synchronised with Northern Grid
The first Unit of GVK’s 330 MW Alaknanda Hydro Power Company’s project at Shrinagar in Uttarakhand, was synchronised with the Northern Grid on the April 10 and tested to generate the full rated capacity of 82.5 MW.
A thorough inspection of the machine shall now be carried out before starting commercial production from April 13. The remaining three units will be sequentially synchronised by the end of June, and full-fledged operations will commence soon after.
GVK Reddy, founder Chairman and Managing Director, GVK, said, “The successful synchronisation is a major milestone for this challenging project which has experienced so many trials and tribulations.”
GVK’s 330 MW hydropower project consists of four units of 82.5 MW each, and is situated on the river Alaknanda at Shrinagar in Tehri-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The unique feature of this project is that it has a 90 m high dam (from the deepest foundation level). Besides gainful employment to locals, the project will provide clean energy through the Northern Grid.