First unit (110 MW) of the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project of NHPC at Bandipora, Jammu & Kashmir has been successfully test synchronized with the grid on 01.03.2018. On this occasion, Shri Balraj Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC, Shri Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects), Shri N. K. Jain, Director (Personnel), Shri S. Kalgaonkar, Executive Director (RO-Jammu), Shri Arvind Bhat, Executive Director (Design-E&M), Shri A. K. Singh, Executive Director (Kishanganga), Shri Amresh Kumar, General Manager (Kishanganga) and other senior officers of NHPC were present. Deputy Commisioner, Bandipora, Shri Sajad Hussain Ganie, also graced the occasion, who has been instrumental in fructification of the project. It is pertaining to mention the project construction has been carried by HCC Ltd, which was headed by Mr. Benny.
The Kishanganga project envisages diversion of water of Kishanganga River to underground Power House through 23.25 KM long Head Race Tunnel to generate 1713 million units per annum. The Project is covered under the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India and Pakistan.
NHPC currently operates 22 power stations with a total installed capacity of 6691 MW including 1520 MW through NHDC Limited – JV of NHPC with Government of Madhya Pradesh. The company currently has 3 projects of 3130 MW capacity under construction. NHPC has 7 power stations in Jammu & Kashmir with an installed capacity of 2009 MW. It is also pertinent to mention that NHPC through its joint venture company, CVPPPL with JKSPDC and PTC (India) Limited is executing three hydroelectric projects –Pakal Dul, Kiru and Kwar– at Chenab River Basin.