Arunachal Pradesh terminates pact for 2 hydro projects
Energy Development Company Ltd (EDCL) on December 18 said Arunachal Pradesh has terminated pacts for execution of two hydropower projects with an associate firm.
“The Government of Arunachal Pradesh (GoAP) has issued the letter of termination for the Memorandum of Agreement for execution of TSA-CHU-I Lower Hydro Electric Project and Pakkebung-II Hydro Electric Project...,” it said in a BSE filing.
The projects are being developed by subsidiaries of Arunachal Hydro Power Ltd, which is an associate company of EDCL, it added.
Arunachal Hydro Power is considering legal options to contest the termination of the agreements, the filing further said.
TSA-CHU-I hydro power project (24 MW) is a run-of-the-river project proposed to be established on the river Tsa-chu in Tawang district.
The project is designed to generate 147.168 million units (MU) annually with 75 per cent dependable year (water) flow. Arunachal Pradesh was to get 12 per cent free of cost power from the project.
The Pakkebung-II hydro power project (15 MW) is a run-of-the-river project proposed to be established on Pakke Bung river in East Kameng.
The proposed project could generate 105 MU annually, with 75 per cent dependable year (water) flow. Arunachal Pradesh was to get 12 per cent free of cost power from the project. (PTI)
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)