120-MW Pulichintala hydroelectric project commissioned in India

The fourth and final 30-MW hydro generating unit has been commissioned at the 120-MW Pulichintala Hydro-Electric Project in Telangana State, India.

The other three units of the 120-MW Pulichintala HEP (also called Pulichinthala), were previously commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), with the first commissioned in late November 2016.

Located on the Krishna River in Suryapet district of Telangana, the greenfield project is owned by Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO). Power from Pulichintala HEP will contribute significantly in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions towards achieving a low carbon development path for the nation, BHEL said in a press release.

BHEL was entrusted with execution of the electromechanical package for the project, comprising supply and supervision of erection and commissioning of four sets of vertical Kaplan turbines and generators, along with the associated auxiliary equipment.

TSGENCO operates nine hydro projects with a total capacity of 2,081.76 MW, according to its website.

In March 2018, BHEL announced commissioning of a turbine-generator unit at another plant is building in India: 330-MW Kishanganga.

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