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Mizoram plans to setup 5 hydro power plants with generation capacity of 800 MW

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Aizawl, March 21: The Mizoram government has prepared Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) to set up five hydro-electric power plants in the state envisaging a total generation capacity of around 800 MW, Power & Electricity Department officials said here on Tuesday.

An official of P&E Department said that DPRs have already been prepared for the Kolodyne -II HEP (460 MM), Tuival HEP (210 MM), Bairabi Dam Project (80 MW), Tuirini HEP (24 Mw) and Tuivawl HEP (24 Mw).

He said that four more proposed hydro electric projects are now under investigation stage.

Currently, Mizoram has no major power project and the state presently imports power from the four regional power plants in Tripura and around Rs 400 crore is being spent by the state government annually for the purchase of power from outside the state.

Of the four regional power plants in Tripura, two were commissioned by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), a PSU under the union Power Ministry.

The P&E Department officials and engineers on Monday apprised Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati about the proposed power projects.

The Governor, referring to his recent meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asked P&E Department Commissioner-and-Secretary H. Lalengmawia and other officials and engineers to discuss about the proposed power projects with the Union Power Ministry to fine-tune the DPRs and to apprise the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

The Governor also urged the P&E Department to explore the possibilities of tapping the resources of the big PSUs for implementing some of the proposed projects.

In the meeting with the Governor, the potential of power generation from solar plants in the state was also discussed.

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