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BHEL starts NTPC’s 800-MW Koldam hydro power plant

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New Delhi:  State-owned BHEL today said it has commissioned NTPC’s 800-MW Koldam hydro power project in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

“Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned all the four units of NTPC’s 4×200 MW Koldam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Himachal Pradesh,” BHEL said in a statement.

The Koldam project is capable of generating approximately 3,054 GWH annually.

According to the statement, all the four units have been commissioned within a short span of just 75 days, starting with the commissioning of the first unit on March 30, 2015.

With this project, NTPC has made its entry into the hydro power space. Located on the embankment on the Sutlej, the surface power house is the first hydro project of NTPC, it added.

Other than Koldam, the other three hydro projects of NTPC being executed by BHEL are Tapovan Vishnugad HEP (4×130 MW), Lata Tapovan HEP (3×57 MW) and Rammam Stage-III HEP (3

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