GUWAHATI, May 25 � The Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) is working on several hydel projects. After commissioning, these projects are expected to provide the State additional power of around 439.62 MW in the next few years.
These projects include the 13.5 MW (stage-I 1.5 MW�3 =4.5 MW, stage-II 3MW�3= 9MW) Myntriang (Terenglangso), 6 MW (stage-I 1.5 MW �2=3MW, stage-II 1.5 MW�2=3MW) Lungnit (Longnit), 160MW Lower Kopili, 115 MW Borpani, 60 MW Karbi Langpi Upper Stage, Intermediate stage-I 21 MW, intermediate stage-II 25 MW, Dam toe project 19 MW, 20 MW Amring Small Hydel projects. Besides, 40 Kw Horu and 80 Kw Langsomipi projects are also being developed by the APGCL.
Informing this, sources in the Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) told The Assam Tribune that the stage-II of the Myntriang project is targeted to be commissioned by December 2012, its stage-I is targeted to be commissioned by December 2013. The entire project is expected to cost around Rs 78 crore as per the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract value, which is devoid of the price escalation clause.
As per the latest schedule, the stage-II of the Lungnit project is targeted to be commissioned by August 2013 and its stage-I is targeted to be commissioned by December 2013. The EPC contract value of the project is Rs 47 crore and the escalation clause is included in its deed of contract.
Myntriang is developed by Sarda Eco Power Ltd, while Lungnit is developed by a consortium of M/S P Das and Co and Jyoti Ltd of Badodara.
Meanwhile, the seismic design parameter study of the 160 MW Lower Kopili is being carried out by the IIT, Roorkee. Preparation of design of various components of the project is on and their completion is targeted by August next.
The project area of Lower Kopili will cover 190 hectares in Karbi Anglong district and 1387 hectares in Dima Hasao district. The zirat survey of the project area is completed by both the Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao district councils and the reports of the survey are awaited. Environment impact assessment study of the project is also on.
Meanwhile, discussion with the Dima Hasao district council is on for rehabilitation of the project-affected people.