Kameng is a 600MW hydro power project. It is located on Bichom and Tenga river/basin in Arunachal Pradesh, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 600 600 Active Arunachal Pradesh, India North Eastern Electric Power


The project was developed by North Eastern Electric Power and is currently owned by National Thermal Power with a stake of 100%.

Kameng is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 536m and 501.22m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 2,200m. The penstock diameter is 4.5m. The project generated 3,353 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,053.65m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 150MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 167.5 MVA.

About North Eastern Electric Power

North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) is a government owned electric utility that generates, procures and sells electricity. The company designs, constructs, operates and maintains hydro, thermal and gas projects. NEEPCO generates electricity from hydro, thermal, and solar sources; procures and sells electricity by entering into joint venture agreements with various government electric entities. It operates hydroelectric plants in Nagaland, Assam, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, thermal plants in Tripura and Assam and a solar plant in Tripura. NEEPCO is headquartered in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.


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