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Hydropower generation up by 23 per cent in Punjab

  • 3 years ago (2017-11-16)
  • David Flin
Asia 632 Hydroelectric 17

Hydroelectric power plants owned by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in India have produced 23 per cent more electricity from the months since April 2017 compared with the same period last year. A total of 3282 million units (MU) during the same period in 2016 were generate by PSPCL’s five hydropower plants from April to October 2017, compared to 2664 MU during the same period in 2016.

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During October 2017, 397 MU were generated, which is the highest level of generation by the PSPCL hydropower plants for the month of October for the last five years. The generation of 397 MU during October 2017 is 12 per cent higher than for October 2016, when generation was 354 MU.

PSPCL has 32 units with a total of 1151 MW of installed capacity at its five hydropower sites, Shanan, Uppar Bari Duab Canal, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Anandpur Sahib Hydropower Project, and Mukerian Hydropower Project.

The present water levels are higher than in previous years, so generation is likely to continue to be higher.