Hirong is a 500MW hydro power project. It is planned on Siyom river/basin in Arunachal Pradesh, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2029 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2031. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is being developed by Jaypee Arunachal Power and North Eastern Electric Power. Jaiprakash Power Ventures and North Eastern Electric Power are currently owning the project.

Hirong is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 19.39 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 336.75m and 314m 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, is expected to be 2 in number. The penstock length will be 383m. The penstock diameter will be 4.25m. The project is expected to generate 2,228.28 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 4 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 139 MVA.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2029. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2031.

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About North Eastern Electric Power

North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) is a government-owned electric utility investigates, designs, constructs, generates, operates and maintains power stations in the North Eastern Region of India . 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.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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