Monday, September 27, 2021

Baira Siul Power Station: Harnessing strength of rushing streams

Hydro power or water power is a sustainable, clean and green source of power that has clear socio, economic and systemic advantages. For several years now, one of the top priorities of the government is to provide reliable access to electricity to all its citizens which can further lead to economic growth. Globally, India stands at 5th position for installed hydroelectric power capacity.

Harnessing the strength of the rushing streams, recently, the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd, has indigenously renovated & modernized its 180 MW (MegaWatt) Baira Siul Power Station located in Chamba in Himachal Pradesh. NHPC’s first power station, the Baira Siul Power Station was under commercial operation from 1st April 1982 and had completed its useful life of 35 years. Now, the renovation and modernization of all three units has been successfully completed and the life of Baira Siul Power Station has now been extended by another 25 years.

 

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