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GVK commissions 330 MW hydel project in Uttarakhand

According to reports, GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd has commissioned its 330 MW Shrinagar hydro-electric project developed on the Alakananda, in Uttarakhand.

The plant, in Garhwal district, is expected to supply 12 per cent of the energy to Uttarakhand at no charge. The balance 88 per cent power generated will go to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd under a Power Purchase Agreement.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the project in the presence of Samajwadi Party President and Union Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The 248-metre-long project has been developed at 90 metres from deepest foundation level dam. It is expected to utilise the net head of around 66 metres between the diversion dam and the power house to generate electricity.

The water conductor system consists of two head race tunnels, RCC troughs, power channel and penstocks.

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