Rishikesh : THDC India Limited Inks MOA for the Implementation of 1200 MW Kalai-II HEP with Govt of Arunachal Pradesh

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Rishikesh : THDC India Limited, India’s leading power generation company, has achieved a significant milestone with the successful execution of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the implementation of the 1200 MW
Kalai-II Hydro Electric Project in the Anjaw District of Arunachal Pradesh on 30 th December 2023 at New Delhi.

R. K. Vishnoi, Chairman and Managing Director, THDC India Limited informed that this project comprises of 7 Generating units, including 6 of 190MW and 1 of 60MW, and the estimated cost of the project stands at Rs.
13,000 Crore. The MoA was signed by Shri Bhupender Gupta, Director (Technical) on the behalf of THDC India Limited and Shri Ankur Garg (IAS), Commissioner (Hydro) on the behalf of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, at Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi on 30 th Dec, 2023. The MoA was signed in the presence of Dr. H. K Paliwal,Advisor to Govt. of Arunachal,  Dharmendra (IAS), Chief Secretary, Govt. of  Arunachal.  L. P. Joshi, ED (TC& APP) ,  Dinesh Shukla, AGM (APP) and  Anil Raghuwanshi, Sr. Manager (Design), THDC India Limited and other senior officials of THDC India Limited and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh were also present during the MoA signing ceremony.

The Chief Secretary of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, while addressing the occasion, highlighted that the development of the Kalai-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) will serve as a catalyst for the holistic development of the Lohit basin region. The Chief Secretary emphasized that the project's significance extends beyond meeting energy security needs and contributes to the comprehensive advancement of the region. This strategic perspective underscores the project's role as a transformative force, not only in addressing energy requirements but also in fostering overall socio-economic progress in the Lohit basin. The Chief Secretary's remarks underscore the commitment to sustainable development and the positive impact the Kalai-II HEP is anticipated to have on the local communities and the region at large. Vishnoi emphasized the historic nature of this venture, as it is the first project in the Lohit basin to be implemented by Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs), symbolizing a leap towards sustainable and inclusive development in the region. Situated in Anjaw District, Arunachal Pradesh, the Kalai-II Hydro Electric Project stands as a testament to THDCIL unwavering commitment to sustainable energy and emerges as a key driver for the Socio- Economic progress of the region.

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He further informed that in contributing to the Nation's green energy goals,the project is expected to generate 4852.95 million units (MU) annually,aligning seamlessly with the National target of increasing the share of green nenergy in the overall energy mix. This substantial contribution is poised to address the Nation's future energy demand with environmentally friendly power, promoting a cleaner and m ore sustainable energy landscape. Beyond its role in Power Generation, the Kalai-II Hydro Electric Project is positioned to catalyse Socio-Economic development in Arunachal Pradesh. The initiative aims to positively impact local communities by fostering economic growth, enhancing infrastructure, and elevating living standards,  Vishnoi added.

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Anticipated to serve as a significant catalyst for employment generation in Arunachal Pradesh, THDCIL, through job opportunities and skill development initiatives, is committed to contributing to the socio-economic well-being of the region. This milestone underscores THDCIL's dedication to sustainable energy solutions and its pivotal role in shaping the future of India’s energy landscape. THDCIL is one of the premier power generators in the country with installed capacity of 1587 MW with commissioning of Tehri Dam & HPP (1000MW), Koteshwar HEP (400MW) in Uttarakhand, Wind Power Projects of 50MW at Patan & 63MW at Dwarka in Gujarat, 24MW Dhukwan Small Hydro Project, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and 50 MW Solar Power Project at Kasaragod, Kerala to its credit. THDC India Limited being a responsible PSU, has always strived forthe upliftment of its stakeholders through its extensive CSR activities. The organization has always aspired to advance its CSR activities in all three directions viz Social, Economic and Environmental pursuing the goal of sustainable development.

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