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December 2, 2021

Kurung, India

By Carmen

Kurung is a 330MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kurung river/basin in Arunachal Pradesh, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 330 330 Permitting Arunachal Pradesh, India North Eastern Electric Power

Description

The project is being developed by North Eastern Electric Power. Government of Arunachal Pradesh and North Eastern Electric Power are currently owning the project.

The net head of the project will be 104.33m. The project cost is expected to be around $518.001m.

Kurung (Kurung Unit 1) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 140MW nameplate capacity.

Kurung (Kurung Unit 2) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 25MW nameplate capacity.

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Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

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.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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