Two NEEPCO projects in state to be commissioned next year

ITANAGAR, Sep 15: North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) on Friday said that two of its hydro electric projects in Arunachal Pradesh are on the verge of completion and they would be commissioned next year.
Commissioning of the 600 MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project and the 110 MW Pare Hydro Electric Project was delayed by about a couple of months due to floods and landslides.
“The Pare Hydro Project is set to be commissioned by February end next year, while the Kameng project would take another two months,” NEEPCO Personnel Director S Borgohain said here during a meeting with Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Earlier, extending its corporate social responsibility arm, the NEEPCO officials donated Rs 50 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
The cheque was handed over to the Chief Minister by NEEPCO Director (Personnel) Borgohain along with General Manager P S Borthakur.
While thanking NEEPCO for the contribution, Pema assured support of the state government to NEEPCO officials in overcoming the issues that may have cropped up after the damage done by torrential rains and the following flood.
The Chief Minister also raised the issue of establishment of a NEEPCO office in the state, a long pending demand of project affected people.
Borgohain said this was being taken up with the Union Power Ministry.
Besides the Pare and Kameng electric projects, NEEPCO runs the 405 MW Ranganadi hydro electric project in Lower Subansiri district, which was commissioned in 2002.