ITANAGAR, June 21 - One 150 MW unit of 600 (4x150) MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project was commissioned for commercial operation by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO).
�With the commissioning of this unit, Arunachal Pradesh will receive 13.83% i.e. 20.75 MW out of 150 MW Kameng HEP in which 12% is the free power to the home State and remaining 1.83% is the share allocation,� stated a press note from the Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister�s office here.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who is also the Minister in charge of Power and Renewable Energy Resources, has been informed that the second unit is expected to be commissioned in a week�s time and the other two turbines will be commissioned after repair works on a penstock are completed. The target is to begin commercially operations within this fiscal.
After the commissioning of all the four units of the Kameng HEP, Arunachal Pradesh will receive a share of 83 MW of power.
�Apart from revenue generation, this Hydro-Electric Power Project will provide employment opportunities to the educated youths of the State and promote industrialisation in the region,� the Deputy Chief Minister said.