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As on March 2014

TEHRI DAM & HPP (1000 MW)

(UNDER OPERATION)

Tehri Dam & HPP (1000 MW) comprises a 260.5 M high Earth & Rockfill dam which is one of the highest dams of its type in the world, a Spillway System designed for PMF of 15540 cumecs and a drop of 220m, having one Chute Spillway and four Shaft Spillways and an underground Power House housing four Turbine/ Generator sets of 250 MW each, designed to operate with a head variation of 90 m.

 

Project was commissioned in 2006-07 and all four machines of Tehri Power Station are under commercial operation. Besides providing much needed power to the Northern Grid, the command area is availing irrigation benefits from the Project and drinking water is being supplied to Delhi and UP.

 

1.0     COMMISSIONING OF PROJECT

 

All four units (Unit-IV, Unit-III, Unit-II & Unit-I) were synchronized with the Northern Grid in July’ 06, Oct’06, Jan’07 & Mar’07 and are in commercial operation w.e.f. 22nd Sep’06, 9th Nov’06, 30th March’07 & 9th July’ 07 respectively.

 

2.0     GENERATION

 

Details of generation from Tehri Power Station for the previous years are as under:

 

S.No.

Years

Generation

    Target (MU)

    Achievement (MU)

1

2006-07

888.00

891.37

2

2007-08

2649.00

2663.58

3

2008-09

2649.00

3164.23

4

2009-10

2850.00

2116.79

5

2010-11

2797.00

3116.02

6

2011-12

2797.00

3983.65

7

2012-13

3000.00

3101.98

 

Total

17630.00

19037.62

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of generation from Tehri Power Station for the current F.Y. 2013-14 are as under

 

 

 

 

S.No.

Month

Generation

Target (MU)

Achievement (MU)

1

April-June13

562.09

856.64

2

July- Sep13

724.56

1822.94

3

Oct- Dec13

723.28

687.54

4

Jan-14

299.21

256.88

5

Feb-14

246.88

203.71

6

Mar-14

240.98

232.72

 

Total

(F Y 2013-14)

2797.00

4060.43

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.0    FINAL COMPLETION COST

 

Approved Completion cost of the project is ` 8392.45 Cr. including IDC and contingent liabilities on account of arbitration award/ court cases etc, as per actual but not exceeding ` 967.38 Cr.

 

4.0     TARIFF

 

The tariff for the period 2006-09 has been approved by Hon’ble Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) on 16.04.13. The tariff for the period 2009-14 is in process towards determination by Hon’ble CERC.

  

 

General layout

 

KOTESHWAR HEP (400 MW)

(UNDER OPERATION)

 

 

Koteshwar Hydro-Electric Project (400 MW), located 22 km downstream of Tehri, is an integral part of Tehri Power Complex comprising of Tehri Dam & HPP (1000 MW), Tehri PSP (1000MW) and Koteshwar HEP (400MW) to develop Hydro-electric potential of river Bhagirathi. It will facilitate the functioning of Tehri Power Complex as a major peaking station in Northern grid as reservoir created by Koteshwar Dam having a live storage capacity of 35.0 MCM will function as lower (balancing) reservoir for Tehri PSP. This project is also regulating water releases from Tehri reservoir for irrigation purpose.

 

Govt. of India approved the implementation of Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project (4X100 MW) in April’2000; at a cost of ` 1301.56 Cr including IDC of ` 190.04 Cr at Oct.’99 price level. Standing Committee on Time & Cost overrun in its fourth meeting held on 18th July’ 12 decided that THDCIL will submit updated RCE incorporating anticipated Completion Cost. RCE has been approved by CEA to ` 2386.41 Cr including IDC & FC of ` 383.88 Cr at Mar’12 PL vide letter dated 09.10.13

 General layout of the Project is enclosed as Exhibit-I.

 

 

1.0     COMMISSIONING OF PROJECT

 

All four units (Unit-I, Unit-II, Unit-III & Unit-IV) were synchronized with the Northern Grid in March’ 11, March’11, Jan’12 & Mar’12 respectively and are in commercial operation w.e.f. 1st Apr’11, 26th Oct’11, 13th Feb’12 & 1st Apr’ 12 respectively.

 

2.0    GENERATION

Details of generation from Koteshwar HEP are as under:

 

 

 

PERIOD

Generation

Target (MU)

Achievement (MU)

( F.Y. 2011-12)

537.00

607.60

(F.Y 2012-13)

1145.00

1164.05

(FY 2013-14)

 

 

April- June 13

289.12

380.96

July- Sep13

309.54

640.98

Oct- Dec13

247.41

234.08

Jan-14

109.58

91.06

Feb-14

97.28

79.44

Mar-14

102.07

95.31

Total(F.Y. 2013-14)

1155.00

1521.83

 

 

 

 

 

3.0 PROGRESS OF ONGOING Works:

 

 

·         Insurance claim for damages suffered during flooding of the project in the year 2010 has been settled. A sum of ` 22.0 Cr.was received on 31st March’14. This is in addition to ` 9.90 Cr. received earlier.

·         Main contract of Civil works under agreement No THDC/RKSH/CD-197/AG/dated 14.11.2002 has been foreclosed w.e.f. 21.01.2014. Process of demobilization and preparation of final bill are in progress.

 

·         Balance essential works amounting to about `157 Cr. are envisaged to be executed through an other resourceful agency. NIT for the above work published on 13.03.14 with date of submission of bids on 16.04.14.

 

·          For the execution of essential works such as concrete lining on EL 590 road berm & platform and training works of Sain Nalah spillage amounting to ` 4.03 Cr., process of invitation of bids is in progress.

 

Diversion Tunnel:

 

The construction of critical works required for installation of temporary plug in the diversion tunnel is under progress. The measures taken so far have yielded good results. The dicharge from Diversion came down from 4.0 cumecs to about 0.65 cumecs as of now.The current status of works is as under:

 

·         EL 620m Platform: Consolidation grouting above diversion tunnel area, left & right side of the diversion tunnel already completed. Curtain grouting on road from Dam axis to El 620.0m platform completed in 93 out of 126 holes. Aggregate filling inside the diversion tunnel through 32 holes  has been completed. Out of 7 Nos bore hole for sand sluicing, 5 nos bore holes have been completed and 370 m3 sand has been filled up in the tunnel .Drilling and fixing of casing in balance 2 holes is in progress.

 

·         El 635.0m platform: The area is being treated by doing consolidation grouting through 39 bore holes.  All the holes have been drilled and grouted up to required depth. To delineate the geology of the area, one inclined exploratory hole has been completed.

 

As per advice of TAC, three no holes have been drilled & grouted up to EL 575.0m for taking up further course of action. One No Piezometer hole has been completed for measuring the water level inside the tunnel. Out of 7 Nos bore hole for concrete sluicing, drilling and grouting in 2 nos bore holes have been taken up.

 

·         Curtain Grouting at EL 620m and EL635m Platforms: Curtain grouting has been completed in 2 holes out of total 18 nos.Drilling and grouting in balance 16 holes is in progress.

4.0    EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

 

Expenditure incurred by the corporation on Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project till Mar’14 is  ` 2735.01Cr. (including recovery against Insurance Claims). This is including IDC & FC of ` 383.88Cr.

5.0    BUDGET ESTIMATE v/s EXPENDITURE

 

During Mar’14, against revised budget estimate of ` 2.11 Cr an expenditure of ` 3.01 Cr. was incurred. Considering the recovery of a sum of ` 22.00 Cr. received on 31.03.2014  against  Insurance claim for damages suffered during flooding of the project in the year 2010, net expenditure incurred on Koteshwar HEP works out to (-) ` 18.49 Cr.  Cumulative expenditure upto Mar’14 is ` 18.18Cr. (including recovery against Insurance Claims) against revised budget estimate of ` 31.17 Cr.

 

6.0 TARIFF

 

The tariff is being charged provisionally as mutually agreed with the benefitries @ 80% of the Annual Fixed Cost (AFC) for the current year (i.e. 80% of ` 508.21Cr. as agreed with the benefitries)

 

 

General layout

TEHRI PUMPED STORAGE PLANT (1000 MW)

1.0         BACKGROUND

Tehri PSP comprising of four reversible pump turbine units of 250 MW each involves construction of an Underground Machine Hall on the left bank of river Bhagirathi.  The main feature of the Project is the large variation of about 90 m between the maximum and minimum head, under which the reversible units shall operate. The operation of Tehri PSP is based on the concept of recycling of water discharged between upper reservoir and lower reservoir. The Tehri Dam reservoir shall function as the upper reservoir and Koteshwar reservoir as the lower balancing reservoir.

 

On completion, additional generating capacity of 1000 MW, peaking power will be added to the Northern Region (annual generation of 1268 million units). For pumping operation of reversible units during off-peak hours, the energy requirement will be of the order of 1712 MU limited to maximum of 1000 MW during off-peak hours. With the construction of Tehri PSP, Tehri Hydro Power Complex shall function as a major peaking station having an installed capacity of 2400 MW.

 

 

2.0         PROJECT APPROVAL

Govt. of India approved the execution of Pumped Storage Plant (4X250 MW) in          July-2006, at a cost of ` 1657.60 Cr including IDC of ` 81.64 cr. at Dec.’05 price level with debt equity ratio of 70:30.

 

3.0         REVISED COST ESTIMATE

CCEA has approved Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of the Project amounting to ` 2978.86 Cr. including IDC of ` 405.04 Cr. at Apr-10 PL in Nov’11.

 

4.0         PROJECT STATUS

Layout of Tehri PSP Project is enclosed at Exhibit - II 

 

4.1         Works already executed before award of EPC contract

 

Essential works of Tehri PSP already completed along with the execution of Tehri Stage-I & before award of EPC contract are as follows:

·         Two Headrace Tunnels for PSP

·         Intakes for Headrace Tunnels of PSP                                                          

·         Transformer Hall constructed under Tehri Stage-I has been planned to accommodate Generator Transformers for the PSP also.

·         Main Cable Gallery          

·         Interface Facility (Civil works)

·         The protection wall in front of TRT outlet up to level of   El. 622.0 M.

·         Excavation of various Adits leading to Machine Hall, Down Stream Surge Shaft and link shafts to isolate approach of Tehri HPP from PSP works.

5.0       MAJOR WORKS

·         Major works of the Project are being executed through a single EPC contract. Agreement for EPC/Turnkey execution of the Project was signed with the consortium of M/S Alstom Hydro France and Hindustan Construction Company on 23rd June-2011. Work on the project has commenced w.e.f.  27th Jul-11 and time for Completion is 54 months. 

 

5.1         Design & Drawings for Civil works :

·         Construction drawings of all access Adits, Drainage Galleries, Ventilation Tunnel, Lower Horizontal Penstocks, Bus Bar Chamber, Lower Penstock chamber, TRTs, crown slashing of PAC & BVC, TRT Outlet Slope area Development and Existing HRT Grouting details have already been issued.

·         Construction drawings for Benching of Machine hall upto El 590 m, have also been issued. Drawing for Power House Crane beam (For planning purpose) also has been issued during the month.

 

·         Design & GFC Drawings for D/s Surge Shafts and top chamber, and U/s Surge Shafts and top chamber are under finalization.

 

 

5.2      Design & Drawings for EM works: Status of Design & Drawings for EM works is

           as follows:

 

 

                   

          

 

 

EM Design Status for Tehri PSP as on 31.03.14

 

 

 

Document Type

Document Submitted during the period (1 Mar- 31 Mar 2014)

Cumulative document submitted till 31 Mar

Document Approved during the  period (1 Mar- 31 Mar 2014)

Cumulative document Approved  till 31 Mar

Document being reviewed at THDCIL’s end during the  period (1 Mar- 31 Mar 2014)

Document being reviewed at THDCIL’s end on 31 Mar

Revised document awaited from Alstom’s end during the  period (1 Mar- 31 Mar 2014)

Revised document awaited from Alstom’s end cumulative   till 31 Mar

L1

8

110

2

67

8

5

3

38

L2

15

221

17

97

45

6

39

118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of document approved during the period 1st  Mar 14- 31st  Mar 14

 

L1 Documents

 

1.          Illumination System-Design Memorandum approved on 29.03.2014.

2.               Illumination System- Single Line Diagram approved on 29.03.2014.

L2 Documents

 

1.          BFV EOT crane Rail anchoring system calculation approved on 06.03.14

2.          BFV EOT crane SLd, schematic approved on 04.03.14

3.          Distributor GA approved on 15.03.14.

4.          Distributor GA BOM approved on 15.03.14

5.          Distributor Calculation Note approved on 15.03.14

6.          PH Buried earthmat drawings approved on 15.03.14.

7.          PH Overgrounding layout for D&D Floor approved on 15.03.14.

8.          PH Overgrounding layout for MIV Floor approved on 15.03.14.

9.          PH Overgrounding layout for Turbine Floor approved on 15.03.14.

10.       PH Overgrounding layout for Generator Floor approved on 15.03.14.

11.       PH Overgrounding layout for Machine Hall Floor approved on 15.03.14.

12.        PH Overgrounding layout for Control BLock Floors approved on 15.03.14.

13.        PSP BFV Cavern Overgrounding Layout approved on 15.03.14.

14.        PSP Ventilation Building Overgrounding Layout approved on 15.03.14.

15.        PSP Bus Bar Gallery Overgrounding Layout approved on 15.03.14.

16.        HPP Transformer cavern Overgrounding Layout for PSP Transformers approved on 15.03.14.

17.        Spiral Case & Stay Ring & Manhole Door Calculation note approved on 26.03.14

 

 

5.3    Design & Drawings for HM works:

 

Level – 1 Design

 

Level-1 design of Hydro Mechanical Works approved on 15.04.2013.

 

Level – 2 Design

a)    Penstock Steel Liners

·                  Design & drawings of Top Horizontal Straight Shells approved on 30.10.2013.

·                  Drawings of Top Horizontal Bends & Upper Vertical Bends approved on 31.10.2013.

·                  Design of Vertical Straight Shells and Lower Horizontal Penstock Steel Liners approved on 22.11.2013.

·                  Drawings of Vertical Straight Shells approved on 29.11.2013.

·                  Drawings of Lower Vertical bends, Lower Horizontal Bends & Reducers approved on 19.12. 2013.

·                  Drawings of Lower Horizontal straight shells approved on 22-03-2014.

·                  Design of Tail Race Steel Liners between Draft Tube and D/s Bifurcations approved on 03.03.2014.

·                  Drawings (Rev C) of Tail Race Steel Liners between Draft Tube and D/s Bifurcations have been reviewed & comments have been sent on 03.03.2014. Compliance awaited from Consortium.

 

b)         Gates & Hoists

·                   Design of Draft Tube Gate and drawings for 1st stage Embedded Parts, Groove details & General Arrangement have been reviewed & comments have been sent on 31-01-14. Revised documents awaited from Consortium.

·                  Submission of level-2 design & drawings pertaining to TRT outlet Trashracks & Stoplog Gate is awaited from Consortium.

                                                                 

 

 

6.0       CIVIL WORKS:

6.1       Construction of approach adits & major structure:

·                  Excavation of nine approach adits including additional link adit between TRTs has been completed. Underground excavation of adit AA-8R to service bay of M/C Hall is in progress. As of Mar-14, U/G excavation in a length of 3218 RM in all access adits including drainage galleries of different structures have been completed which includes 34 RM excavated during the month of Mar-14. 

 

6.2       U/S Surge Shafts (3 & 4):-

 

·                  Pilot excavation of Upstream Surge shaft (HRT-4) is in progress and has been completed in a length of 89 m out of 140 m. Investigations for Upstream Surge     shaft (HRT-3) is in progress.

·                  Excavation of drainage gallery (EL. 718.53 to 721.392m) around U/S Surge Shaft is kept on hold due to revision in layout.

 

 

6.3       Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC):

·                  Crown slashing of Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC) is in progress with steel rib     supports and completed in a length of 25 m out of 78 m.

 

·                  Excavation of drainage gallery upstream of BVC has already been completed.

 

6.4       Penstock Assembly Chamber (PAC):

·                  Crown slashing of Penstock Assembly Chamber (PAC) with steel rib supports is nearing completion; total 80m out of 83m completed.

 

6.5       Penstocks:

·                  Excavation of Lower Penstock Chamber-72.80 m has already been completed.

·                  Excavation of Lower Horizontal Penstocks P- 5, P-6, P-7 & P-8 is in progress and has been completed in a length of 131 m, 22.5 m, 42.5 m & 11 m respectively.

6.6       Bus bar Chamber:

·                  Excavation of Bus bar chamber is in progress and completed in a length of 13 m out of 92 m.

·                  Excavation of Bus bar Gallery-6 is in progress and completed in a length of          38.50 m out of 96.30 m.

6.7       Machine Hall:-

·                  Benching of Machine Hall below crane beam level (from EL. 592m to EL. 590m)             is in progress. Ledge preparation for crane beam is in progress.

·                  Excavation of new Adit AA-8R to Service bay is in progress. Out of total 178 RM, excavation in a length of 176.50 RM  has been achieved till the reporting month.

·      Excavation of upper drainage gallery (EL. 601 m) around M/C Hall has already been completed .

·      Excavation of lower drainage gallery (EL. 559 m) around M/C Hall is in progress. Out of total 522 RM, excavation in a length of 356.70 RM has been achieved till the reporting month.

 

6.8       D/S Surge Shafts (3 & 4):-

 

·                  Pilot shaft excavation of D/s Surge Shaft -3 & 4  has been already completed.

·                  Excavation of drainage gallery (EL. 596 m) around D/S Surge Shaft total 168RM has also been completed.

 

6.9       Tail Race Tunnels (TRT-3&4):-

 

·      Heading excavation of TRT-3 and TRT-4 is in progress and completed in a length of 308 m and 192.5 m out of 1070 m and 1160 m respectively. Work of heading excavation of TRT-4 from d/s of Additional link adit (d/s of EA-7) is also under progress.

6.10    Ventilation Tunnel:-

·                  Excavation of Ventilation tunnel is in progress and has been completed in a length of 344.50 m out of total 581 m.

 

7.0       Electro-Mechanical Works:

 

 

·                  Manufacturing & inspection of equipments:

 

·                  GSU transformers (Unit ≠ 5&6) have been dispatched and are in transit.

 

 

·                  Status of supplies:

 

Ø    Draft Tube Elbow liner & embedment for Unit-5, 6 & 7 received at site.

Ø    Stator core laminations (Unit ≠ 5) received &stored at Rishikesh.

Ø    Stator Frame (Unit ≠ 5) received at site.

Ø    Embedment for Spiral Casing & Stay Ring (Unit ≠ 5) received at site.

Ø    Earthing & grounding system of plant received at site.

Ø    Ist Power House EOT crane with runway rails with clamping arrangements received at site.

 

8.0       Hydro-Mechanical Works:

 

·      Order for procurement of Steel plates for Penstock (7213 Tons) has been placed by Consortium on M/s Thyssen, Germany. Supply of 1st Lot of Steel Plates (2000MT) for upper horizontal Penstock is expected at Site by April / May 2014.

 

Physical status of project works executed till the reporting month of Mar-14 is        attached as Annexure-I

 

9.0     Issues to be Resolved

 

Ø    Stoppage of Work at Asena quarry

 

·      Consequent to permission for mining in Feb’12, DM Tehri prohibited all activities in Asena mining area in July’12.The matter was taken up at various forums by THDCIL and after long persuasion, DM, Tehri forwarded the representation of THDCIL to Director (Mining), GoUK, Dehradun on 03.02.2014, for further direction regarding lifting ban from Asena quarry.

·      Issue of Asena quarry clearance was also discussed in the meeting taken by JS (Hydro) on 03.03.2014 at Delhi. JS (Hydro) also had a talk with Director (Mining) GoUK to resolve the issue.

·      THDCIL officials met Director (Mining) and requested to clear the Asena Quarry but, Director (Mining) directed DM (Tehri) vide letter dtd. 13.03.2014 that Environmental clearance is required to be taken from “State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority” (SEIAA), Uttarakhand.

·      Accordingly, application along with EIA/EMP reports is being submitted to SEIAA, Uttarkhand.

·      Govt. of Uttarakhand has issued the NOC for erection of 150TPH crusher plant at Asena. Support from District Administration is required for unhindered installation of crushing plant.

·      In absence of permission for mining activity at Asena for aggregate & crushed sand, progress of Concreting is slow and has affected the progress of works badly. Presently aggregate is being brought from Srinagar/Rishikesh (at approx 80 Km), which is leading to time and cost overrun.

 

10.0 Expenditure on the Project

·                      

Expenditure incurred on Tehri PSP Project till Mar’14 is `  692.39Crs. including IDC & FC of `  46.58 Cr.

11.0 Budget Estimate V/S Expenditure

 

During Mar’14, an expenditure of ` 88.27 Cr. has been incurred on Tehri PSP against revised budget estimate of ` 89.42 Cr. while cumulative expenditure upto Mar’14 is            ` 225.97Cr. against revised budget estimate of ` 240.11 Cr.

 

General layout

VISHNUGAD PIPALKOTI HEP (444 MW)

 

Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project (4x111 MW) is a run-of-the-river scheme. It envisages construction of a 65 M high concrete diversion dam harnessing a gross head of 237 M on river Alaknanda (a major tributary of river Ganga). The project is located in district Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand, 225 km from Rishikesh on NH-58.

1.0       PROJECT BENEFITS

·                  Capacity addition of 444 MW in the Northern Region, reducing peaking power shortage in the region.

·                  Annual Energy Generation of 1674 MU (90% dependable year).

·                  Integrated Development of Chamoli / Garhwal region in the areas of employment, communication, education, health, tourism, development of Flora & Fauna etc.

·                  Out of 13% free power to the home state Uttarakhand, 1% shall be utilized for contribution towards local area development.

 

2.0        PROJECT APPROVALS

·                  THDCIL and GoUK entered into MOU on 8th April-03 for investigation & preparation of DPR.  Implementation agreement was signed on 2nd June-06.

·                  Commercial viability of the project was accorded by CEA in Feb-05. CEA accorded Techno-Economic clearance to the project in Sep-06.

·                  Investment approval to the project amounting to ` 2491.58 Cr has been accorded by CCEA on 21st Aug-08 at March-08 PL.

·                  Based on the recommendations of the study on cumulative impact assessment of Hydro power projects in Alaknanda & Bhagirathi basins up to Devprayag  on  environment  conducted  by  IIT,  Roorkee,  the  “Minimum Environmental Flow” has been revised by MOEF from 3 Cumecs to 15.65 Cumecs on 31st May-11.

·                  Stage-1 clearance of 80.507 Ha forest land has been accorded by MoEF on 3rd June-11 with fulfillment of the certain conditions.

·                  On compliance of above conditions, final approval for transfer of 80.507 Ha of forest land has been accorded by MoEF on 28th May 2013. 

·                  G.O. for transfer of 80.507 Ha of forest land has been issued by GoUK vide letter dated 6th Dec’13.

·                  Lease rent for 30 years and premium charges amounting to `4.53 Cr has been deposited with the concerned Forest Depts on 23rd Dec’13. Possession of 80.507 Ha. Forest land has been given to the Project by Forest Department vide letter dtd. 10.01.14. Field survey works for physical demarcation of forest land has also been completed at site.

·                  Draft lease deed submitted to Nodal Officer, GOUK on 29.01.14 has been legally vetted in GoUK. Lease agreement is expected to be signed by mid April’14.

3.0       REVISED COST ESTIMATE

The Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) amounting to ` 3745.08 Cr (including IDC & FC of        ` 309.53 Cr) at Oct-11 PL was submitted to MOP on 28th Mar-12. The same                                                       was forwarded to CEA by MOP for checking.

Observations of CEA regarding IDC were replied. CEA communicated vide their letter dated 18th Sep-12 that RCE submitted may be treated as returned as approval of revised design energy may take time. Updated flow series of VPHEP upto May’2013 has been approved by CWC. Calculation of Design Energy is being done by E&M design and will be submitted to CEA shortly.

 

4.0      MAJOR WORKS

Major civil works includes a 65 M high Concrete dam, 13.4 Km long Head Race Tunnel, 3.07 Km long Tail Race Tunnel, Spillway, Underground Power House & Transformer hall, 3 nos Sedimentation Chambers, U/S and D/S Surge Shafts. The layout plan of the project is enclosed as Exhibit – III.

 

5.0    PROJECT FUNDING

·                  Construction of the project is proposed to be funded with a Debt: Equity ratio of 70:30. The Equity portion; 50% is to be shared by THDCIL and remaining 50 % is to be shared by GOI and GOUP in the ratio of 75: 25 respectively.

·                  For the funding of the debt portion (70 %) of the project, loan agreement for US $ 648 million has been signed with World Bank on 10th Aug-11. The loan includes US $ 10 million for Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening (CBIS).The loan has become effective from 7th Nov-11 with tenure of 29 years.  

 

6.0      PROJECT STATUS

 

M/S HCC has started mobilization of manpower and setup his office & camp at Pipalkoti.

 

Investigations:

·                  Geological investigations at all locations of the project and various required studies have been completed. Four meetings each of Project Review Panel (PRP) and three meetings of Social Expert Panel (ESP) have been held. Besides above, Project appraisal missions are being conducted by the World Bank from time to time. World Bank Project Implementation Support Mission was conducted between 10th to 14th March’14.

     The Power House has been planned in Hat village (out of Dolomite zone) between Ch. 300 - 446 M.  Accordingly, cross drift (total 75 M) at new location at Ch. 410 M on R/S has been excavated. As part of intensive investigations, the drift has further been extended upto 90 M at Ch. 500 M. Cross cuts could not be completed due to hurdles created by Harsari villagers. To resolve the issue, DM (Chamoli) convened the meeting of Harsari villagers and issued instructions to plan drift / adit from outside the boundary of Harsari village.  

·                  Accordingly and also on recommendations of PRP to shift the Power House to PH #4 location, a new drift  avoiding Harsari village has been taken up and has been excavated up to a length of  348 RM out of 415 RM. The drift is expected to be completed by April’14.

 

Rehabilitation & Resettlement :

 

THDC India Ltd has formulated a Rehabilitation & Resettlement policy (R&R Policy) for the Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project. The Policy envisages the basic Principles and Strategies of R&R and is based on the National Rehabilitation & Resettlement Policy 2007 (NRRP-2007) and the World Bank Guidelines on Involuntary Settlement. The Policy addresses the R&R issues through proactive approach and appropriate Planning on Land Acquisition. Besides disbursement of compensation by Special Land Acquisition Officer (SLAO), the Policy envisages provisions of grants and other benefits considering the categories and the Entitlements. For effective implementation of R&R policy, Rehabilitation Action Plan has been formulated so that after reasonable transition period, the affected families improve, at least regain their previous standard of living, earning capacity and production levels. For implementation of R&R activities, a reputed local NGO Shri Bhuvneshwari Mahila Ashram (SBMA) has been engaged.

Land Acquisition:

·                  A total of 132.029 Ha. Private land and forest land has been identified for acquisition. The entire land, i.e. 31.639 Ha Private Land and 100.39 Ha Forest Land stand already acquired.

·                  The Implementation of Rehabilitation Action Plan (RAP) & other R&R related Activities are presently under Progress. The Project has taken over the Possession of requisite 31.639 Ha. of Private Land across 7 Villages. Around 86% Title Holders (TH) have received Land Compensation from Special Land Acquisition Officer (SLAO). Of the 07 Affected Villages, only one village i.e. Haat is getting relocated.

·                  Under acquisition of 18.672 Ha. Haat village land, List of 66 PAFs has been certified by District authorities. Accordingly, 1st installment of Special Package has been released among 57 PAFs, 2nd installment released among 54 PAFs and 3rd installment released among 09 PAFs, who have demolished their old houses). 54 PAFs have constructed their houses.

·                  Entitlement verification of 1st batch of applicants towards left out eligible PAFs entitled for Special Package has been completed by Committee Constituted by DM (Chamoli). The Committee has recommended names of 10 PAFs eligible for Special Package. Agreement has been signed with 8 PAFs and for remaining 2 PAFs, Agreement is under process. Meanwhile, 4 PAFs have received Single & Final Installment of `10 Lacs each. The PAFs are already residing in their alternate houses.

·                  In addition, R&R assistance of `10 lacs have been disbursed among 2 PAFs after demolition of their old houses at Harsari village.

Till date,out of the 78 PAF`s, 45 PAFs have shifted to new occupancy. 

·                  Various skill up gradation & income restoration programs are being undertaken for livelihood promotion and better employment opportunities for the Project Affected People (PAP). Various Trainings comprising of dairy farming, vermin composting, cutting & tailoring, knitting, croiler management, Napier grass production, Production of cash crops, promotion of Tulsi for herbal medicines, horticulture activities, bee keeping etc. have been imparted among PAPs.

·                  Apart from this, Vocational Trainings on hotel management, skill enhancement activities, etc. are also undertaken. 06 unemployed youths from project affected villages have been imparted 3 months vocational training on basic electrician course from GMR foundation, New Delhi.

·                  Various community development programs in affected villages are in progress that comprise of; Infrastructure activities, drinking water supply, distribution of generators, school bags, School Uniforms, Sweaters etc.

·                  Project has introduced Scholarship Policy and is under the process of Implementation. An amount of `1.31 lacs, ` 2.49 lacs has been disbursed among Students in accordance of scholarship policy of VPHEP during the academic year 2011-12 & 2012-13 respectively. Around 209 students that include 120 Girls from Project Affected Villages have been benefitted from the Scheme. Further, during Academic Year 2013-14, the 1st installment of scholarship amount of         ` 1.54 Lacs among 158 students, comprising 81 Girls stand disbursed. The process of disbursement of 2nd installment for the year 2013-14 is under process.

Infrastructure Works:

 

·                  All four bridges (at Tunli for Adit - III, bridge at Dam site, Hat bridge for Power House, Surge Shaft, TRT and Colony and Birahi Bridge near TRT) have been completed. Out of various roads planned under stage– II & III, road leading from NH- 58 to Tunli bridge, L/B road from NH – 58 to Dam site bridge & Dam bridge to dump yard, L/B road from NH-58 to Lungsi Bridge and widening of L/B road from NH-58 to Hat bridge & thereafter on R/B to colony/Power House have been completed. Formation cutting on R/B road from Tunli bridge to Guniyala village (approach to Adit-III) was also completed.                                                                  

·                  Construction of main Permanent Field hostel, "A” type Field hostel, Temporary office building/Executive FH, Pre–fabricated Office buildings/Non-executive Field Hostel, Shops (for PAF’s), recreation Club building and P&T exchange have been completed. The work of upper terrace of main administrative office building alongwith modular furniture has been completed, while work at lower terrace is under progress. Other infrastructure development works i.e. Guest House, 12 nos. ‘B’ type Qtrs, works of internal Colony Roads etc. are also under progress.  

·                  Regarding 5 MVA load each for Dam site and Power House site, line route plan for tower line has been given to UPCL. After development of terrace for substation, work of earth matting has been completed on 26.06.2013 where as supply/installation of various equipments are under progress. The work of sub-station building at Power House site has also been started at site.

Award of Main Works:

·                  Project shall be got executed through two separate EPC contracts:

1.          Civil works and Hydro - Mechanical works :

    

     Letter of Acceptance for EPC Contract for Civil & HM works has been issued to M/S HCC Ltd on 19.12.13 and Agreement has been signed on 17.01.14 amounting to INR 1597 Cr (appx.). M/S HCC has commenced mobilization of manpower and setup their office & camp at site.  Mobilisation advance of INR 57 Cr. (appx.) and Euro 34,67,028 has been released in Mar.’2014.

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2.          Design Review Consultancy: Contract Agreement for Design Review Consultancy Package has been signed on 28th Dec-13 with M/S SMEC International Pty Ltd, Australia amounting to INR 10 Cr (appx.) and AUS $ 557 thousand (appx.). Mobilisation advance of INR 1.0 Cr. has been released in Mar’14.

 

3.  Electro - Mechanical works :

 

·                  Prequalification of bidders has been completed and bidding documents have been issued to seven prequalified bidders on 3rd Feb-14. Pre-bid meeting held on 3rd March’14. Draft replies to the bidders’ queries have been sent to World Bank on 27.03.2014 for their NOC. Bids are presently scheduled for submission on 25.04.2014.

 

Advance Action Taken:

 

·                  As an advance action till EPC contract is awarded, stabilization of benches works in inlet area and required excavation at outlet area of Diversion tunnel have been completed.

·                  Work of open excavation for portal of Exploratory Tunnel to De-Silting Chamber has been completed.  

 

7.0   EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

The expenditure incurred on VPHEP Project till Mar-14 is ` 479.33 Crs including IDC & FC of  ` 24.68Cr.

 

8.0         COMMISSIONING SCHEDULE:

1.               

The project is planned to be commissioned in 54 months from the date of signing of Contract for Civil & HM package i.e by July’18.

 

9.0 BUDGET ESTIMATE V/S EXPENDITURE:

During Mar-14, an expenditure of ` 93.35 Cr. has been incurred on VPHEP against revised budget estimate of ` 6.68 Cr. While cumulative expenditure upto Mar-14 is            ` 136.36 against revised budget estimate of ` 131.01 Cr.

NEW PROJECTS

(UTTARAKHAND STATE)

 

Jhelum Tamak HEP (108 MW)

 

 

·                  Updated DPR for installed capacity of 108MW was submitted to CEA on 4th Dec-12. Examination of the updated DPR of the Project is under progress in CEA. DPR is expected to be cleared by October’2014.

·                  Proposal for environmental clearance was put up to EAC in its 67th meeting held on 06.06.2013. MoM uploaded on MoEF’s web site. EAC has asked to submit a detailed note with plans of Nandadevi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR) and Valley of Flower (VOF) on the cumulative impact of Dhauli Ganga projects and mitigation measures to counter adverse impact on biodiversity of both NDBR and VOF for consideration of EAC in their next meeting while considering environment clearance. In the mean time Supreme Court (SC) in August’13 issued  directives to MoEF and GoUK not to grant any Environment Clearance / Forest Clearance for any HEP in the state of Utttarakhand till further orders. SC further directed MoEF to examine, as noticed by WII in its report, as to whether the proposed 24 projects (Jhelum Tamak is one of these 24 projects) are causing significant impact on the biodiversity of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River basins.   

·                  An expert committee under chairmanship of Prof. Ravi Chopra was constituted by MoEF vide letter dated 15.10.13 to make a detailed study of the impacts of HEPs on the biodivesity of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river basins. This report is expected by mid of April’14.

·                  Land case for stage-1 forest clearance of 88.29 Ha land was submitted to GoUK on 30.11.2012.  GoUK vide their letter dtd. 25.06.2013 have sought some information / documents like approved CAT plan, Digital map in CD, NOC from DM and affected Gram Sabha in prescribed format etc. for further consideration. All the information / documents have been submitted. Meeting with Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, GoUK has been held on 10th Sep-13 for approval of CAT Plan. The revised CAT plan after incorporating the points of MoM is to be submitted by DFO, NDBR to Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, GoUK.GoUK has forwarded the case with their recommendations to MoEF, New Delhi vide letter dated 17th Dec-13.

 

 

 

Malari Jhelum HEP (114 MW)

·                  The viability report of 65MW has been cleared by CEA on 11.02.2014. Action for DPR preparation will be taken up after getting clearance of the project by Supreme Court.

Gohana Tal HEP

·                  Feasibility Report (FR) of Gohana Tal HEP for installed capacity of 50 MW having estimated cost of ` 488.52 Crs. has been submitted on 31st Jan-2013 to Secretary (Energy), GoUK for approval of the scheme, so that DPR preparation work can be taken up.

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 Karmoli & Jadhganga HEP's

As per Central Govt. Notification, the projects fall in the Eco-sensitive Zone. Hence no activities are being taken up for these projects

 

 

PROJECTS AFFECTED BY SUPREME COURT ORDER

The above  five Projects of THDCIL have been affected due to the recent Supreme Court order dated 13th Aug-2013 directing MoEF and State of Uttarakhand not to grant any Environmental clearance or Forest clearance for any hydro electric project in the State of Uttarakhand until further orders.  

 

Bokang Bailing HEP (330MW)

 

A proposal for undertaking drilling and drifting activities at project site was submitted by THDCIL in Sep-11 with DFO, Pithoragarh. After consideration of proposals at various levels, the Chief Wildlife Warden, GoUK has forwarded its recommendations on the proposal to Principal Secretary (Forest & Env.), GoUK on 17th Oct-12. SBWL in meeting held on 16th March-2013 recommended the proposal for undertaking drilling and drifting activities at project site. MoM were issued on 03.05.2013. Proposal was forwarded by Principal Secretary, GoUK to MoEF on 21.06.2013 for further consideration of NBWL and according permission for drilling / drifting activities at project site. DIG (Wild Life), MoEF, GoI on 02.07.2013 requested CWLW, GoUK to submit some documents so that the proposal can be considered by NBWL. All the documents have been submitted to DIG(Wild Life). However, in view of recent Supreme Court’s directives issued in August’13 to MoEF not to grant any Environment Clearance / Forest Clearance for any HEP in Uttarakhand till further orders, the proposal has not been considered by NBWL in their meeting held on 04.09.2013. The matter was further pursued in MoEF & CWLW office, GoUK. It is informed that the proposal can be considered only after getting clearance by Hon’ble Supreme Court.

 

 

NEW PROJECTS

(UTTAR PRADESH)

 

DHUKWA HEP (24 MW):

 

·                  Govt. of U.P. granted permission to take up DPR updation work of Dhukwa Small Hydro Project (24MW). Further, Implementation agreement was signed with Govt of U.P. on 2nd Sep-09.

·                   After completing updation, DPR was submitted to GOUP on 30th Jun-10. DPR was also submitted to Maulana Azad NIT, Bhopal for techno-commercial vetting and for subsequently getting qualified the Project for subsidy benefits available on small hydro projects. The DPR was cleared by MANIT on 20th Dec-10. Financial Institution ‘CRISIL’ was engaged for independent appraisal of financial aspects of the project. Appraisal report from CRISIL was received and project was reported as economically viable.

·                  THDCIL Board approved DPR of the project including investment on project in Mar-11 at estimated cost of ` 195.42 Cr including ` 12.89 Cr IDC at April-2010 PL as per the provisions of DPR. Equity portion i.e. 30% of the project cost shall be funded by the corporation from its internal resources. 

·                  A combined proposal for Stage-I Forest Clearance of 39 Ha land required for Project works was recommended by State Govt and case was submitted to State unit of MOEF on 18th Apr-12. State Advisory Group (SAG)  cleared the proposal in their meeting held on 23.05.12.

·                  Stage-1 clearance of 39 Ha. Land, required for project works has been accorded by MoEF on 27.11.12 with fulfillment of certain conditions.

·                  All the conditions mentioned in Stage-I approval have been complied, and compliance report has been submitted to DFO, Jhansi on 22.07.13. After verification, DFO Jhansi forwarded the compliance report to the State Nodal Forest officer, Lucknow on 16th Aug-13.State Nodal Forest officer; Lucknow has forwarded the compliance report to Central Nodal Forest officer, Lucknow on 2nd Sep-13. Final( 2nd Stage) Forest diversion has been cleared by Central Nodal Forest officer, Lucknow and letter has been sent to Principal Secretary (Forest), Govt of UP on 17th Sep-13 for further necessary action. File for issue of Gazette Notification is in circulation in GoUP.

·                  Tender documents for Civil Package has been finalized and issued to all 5 pre qualified parties on 29th June-13. The bids were re-scheduled for submission on 26th Sep-13. Accordingly, Techno-Commercial bids have been opened 26th Sep-13 and evaluation has been completed. Opening of price bids depends upon the Gazette Notification of forest land.

·                  NIT for PQ of Electro-Mechanical package has been published on 21st Dec-13 with submission date 24th Jan-14. On the request of bidders submission date of bids has been extended to 10th Feb-14. Total nine bidders have submitted the bids on 10th Feb-14 and evaluation is under progress.

 

EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

Expenditure incurred by the corporation on Dhukwan HEP till Mar’14 is ` 17.90 Cr.

 

BUDGET ESTIMATE v/s EXPENDITURE

 

During Mar’14, an expenditure of ` 0.30 Cr. has been incurred on Dhukwan HEP against revised budget estimate provision of ` 0.42 Cr. while cumulative expenditure upto Mar’14 is  ` 10.64Cr. against revised budget estimate of ` 9.92 Cr.

 

NEW PROJECTS

(UTTAR PRADESH)

 

KHURJA STPP- (2x660 MW):

 

·                  An MoU was entered on 31st Dec-10 with Energy Department, GoUP for setting up of a coal based 1320 MW Super Thermal Power Station at Khurja in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Power Purchase agreements have been signed for full capacity off take from the Plant.

 

·                  THDCIL Board approved expenditure upto ` 20 Cr. through internal resources for preparation of PFR/FR/DPR and essential infrastructure facilities of Khurja STTP.

 

·                  Pre-feasibility report & DPR for the Project has been prepared by Consultant   M/s NTPC.

 

·                  Application for getting long-term coal linkage along with requisite fee has been submitted to Ministry of Coal in May’11. The Secretary, MoC, GoI vide letter dated 18th Dec’13 has been requested to review THDCIL’s case for allocation of coal block. Copy has been endorsed to Ministry of Power for taking up the matter with MoC. J.S. (Hydro), GoI, has also requested J.S. (Coal), GoI vide DO letter dated 18th Feb, 2014 for consideration of THDCIL’s case for allocation of Coal Block.

 

·                  EIA/EMP Report for the project has been prepared. The validity period of ToR for conducting EIA/ EMP study, which had expired on 26.10.2013, has been extended by MoEF for another one year on the request made by THDCIL.

 

·                  Clearance for the construction of 275m high chimney for Khurja STPP has been obtained from Airports Authority of India vide their letter dated 18-07-2011. 

 

·                  Upper Ganga Canal has been identified as an adequate source of water to meet the water requirement of the plant. Proposal for making available requisite quantity of water i.e. 53 cusecs from the Upper Ganga Canal has been recommended by the Chief Engineer (Ganga), Irrigation Deptt., Meerut and submitted to Water Resource Department, GoUP. THDCIL have made several requests to GoUP for issuance of formal commitment letter. During the meeting held at Lucknow on 16th Sept, 2013 with Secretary (Irrigation), GoUP, the request for expeditious action on issuance of letter of water commitment was reiterated.

·                  Further, the Secretary (Power), GoI vide letter dated 02.12.13 has requested the Chief Secretary, GoUP to intervene in the issue for expeditious issuance of water commitment letter. THDCIL vide letter dated 6th Feb, 2014 and J.S. (Hydro), GoI vide letter dated 18th Feb, 2014 have also requested Principal Secretary (Irrigation) for the issuance of water commitment letter. Presently, the file for allocation of water is in circulation in GoUP.

 

·                  Coal transportation and Railway siding studies has been carried out through Consultants M/s RITES. Draft report has been submitted to Indian Railways and Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India for getting Coal transportation clearance certificate. Site inspection by team of Indian Railways has been held.

 

·                  Out of total land requirement of 1,360 acres, about 1,200.843 acres of the land in four villages of Khurja Tehsil in Bulandshahar district of UP has already been acquired by UP Govt. for non-agricultural use through UPSIDC and mutated in their name.

 

·                  An MOU for transfer of the possession of already acquired 1200.843 acres of land to THDCIL has been signed with Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) on 14th Dec-13 in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of GoUP.

 

·                  To expedite the transfer of 1200.843 acres of land, earlier acquired by UPSIDC, Additional Secretary (Power), GoI convened a meeting on 29th Jan, 2014 which was attended by MD (UPSIDC), Director (Tech.), THDCIL and other officers. As a follow up, J.S. (Hydro) vide DO letter dated 18th Feb, 2014 has also requested MD (UPSIDC) to expedite the transfer of the acquired land to THDCIL.

 

·                  National Highway (NH-91) passes through the said land and in view of MoEF stipulation, 500m of land had to be left vacant on either side of the highway. To ensure utilisation of entire land for the Project, MoRTH/ NHAI was requested through MOP to consider the proposal of re-routing of the highway. On 29.10.2013, NHAI has conveyed their “in-principle” consent to re-route the NH-91. The cost for re-routing the highway including cost of land etc. shall be borne by THDCIL from project funds.

 

·                  DPR of the project is being revised considering availability of entire land to implement the project after re-routing the highway.

 

 

NEW PROJECTS

(MAHARSHTRA STATE)

 

Malshej Ghat PSS  (600 MW) and  Humbarli PSS  (400 MW)

·                  To develop the hydropower in Maharashtra, Govt. of Maharashtra (GoMH) has allotted two Pumped Storage Schemes namely; Malshej Ghat PSS  (600 MW) and  Humbarli PSS  (400 MW) to the Joint Venture (JV) of THDCIL and NPCIL in April-08 for Survey & Investigation and Preparation of DPRs to ascertain the viability of projects, and for subsequent implementation of projects if found viable.

 

A.         Malshej Ghat PSS

·                  THDCIL submitted DPR of Malshej Ghat PSS with enhanced installed capacity of 700 MW to the Secretary (CAD), GoMH on 16th Sept-10, therein also requesting to sign the MoU for implementation of the project.

·                  Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister of Maharashtra in meeting held on 29th April-11 agreed for implementation of the Malshej Ghat PSS (700 MW) through JV of THDCIL and NPCIL subject to approval of state cabinet. Discussions were held with GoMH on draft Implementation Agreement (IA) on 5th Nov-11 and comments of the JV on draft IA were submitted to Jt. Secy (WRD), GoMH on 18th Nov-11.

·                  Hon'ble Minister of Power, GoI vide letter dated  17th Sept-12  and letter dated 21st March-13 has requested Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra to consider approval of signing of Implementation Agreement. In response, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra vide letter dated 4th April-13 has desired to discuss the issue with the concerned officials.

·                  CMD, THDCIL vide letter dated 03rd May’2013 has sought appointment from Hon’ble CM, GoMH. Further, Director(Technical) THDCIL vide letter dated 28th Sep-13 to the Chief Secretary, GoMH, Additional Chief Secretary to CM, GoMH & Principal Secretary(CAD), GoMH requested for scheduled meeting with CM, GoMH regarding signing of IA for Malshej Ghat PSS.

·                  Further Secretary (Power), GoI requested to Chief Secretary (GoMH) to convene the meeting vide D.O. letter dtd. 24.07.2013 and again Hon'ble Minister of Power, GoI vide letter dtd. 13.01.2014 to CM, GoMH requested to discuss & finalise various issues at the earliest to facilitate signing of IA.

·                  Hon'ble Minister of Power, GoI vide letter dated 13th Jan-14  has again requested Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra for personal intervention in the matter so that issues are discussed and finalized, at the earliest, facilitating signing of IA. In reply, dated 24th Jan-14, Hon’ble Chief Minister, GoMH has mentioned that matter is being examined through Principal Secretary (Water Resources), GoMH and shall back to MoP, GoI at earliest. The said matter is being persuaded by Pune office with WR Deptt. and Chief Minister's office, GoMH.

·                  The EIA studies have been completed and the draft EIA / EMP report is ready. The validity of TOR has expired on 23.10.2012 and fresh approval of ToR shall have to be obtained after signing of Implementation Agreement with GoMH.

 

B. Humbarli PSS 

·                  The Humbarli PSS is located on the fringe area of Koyna Wild Life Sanctuary (KWLS) affecting six villages, namely; Torane, Gokul, Humbarli, Kaamergaon, Mirgaon and Deshmukhwadi. The total requirement of land of KWLS is 70.80 Ha., out of which 47.623 Ha. is private land of villagers falling within the KWLS.

·                  In May’2010 the revised proposal to carry out S & I works in 9.71 Ha. land covering 4.12 Ha. of Reserve forest land and 5.59 Ha. of Private land (falling under KWLS) was submitted to Conservator of Forests (through Executive Engineer, Koyna Dam Maintenance division).

·                  On recommendation of the proposal by State Board for Wild Life (SBWL), in its meeting held on 28th June-11 in Mumbai, the Standing Committee of NBWL in its meeting held on 20th  March-13 have also discussed the proposal of HPSS and after discussions, decided that the site be inspected by NTCA, and the decision be taken by the Standing Committee based on their report. The NTCA member has visited the Humbarli site on 01.08.2013 and has sought additional documents/ details from the Chief Engineer, Koyna and the CCF, Kolhapur. They have submitted the compliance on points to NTCA Member. This matter was in the agenda of NBWL’s 30th meeting, but it is not mentioned in the MoM.

·                  Approval of ToR for EIA / EMP studies was obtained on 31.08.2009. The viability of ToR expired on 30.08.2013 (after four years of approval of ToR) as per the OM No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II(I) dated 22.03.2010 of MoEF.

 

NEW PROJECTS

(BHUTAN)

 

 

Under India-Bhutan Co-operation in hydro development, DPR Updation work of following two projects was assigned to THDCIL

a)          Sankosh HEP (4060 MW)

b)          Bhunakha HEP (180 MW)

 

 

Sankosh HEP (4060 MW):

·                  THDCIL had submitted updated DPR of Sankosh HEP considering Rock-fill Main dam option to MoP, MEA, CEA and CWC in April-2009.

·                  CWC suggested that the possibility of Concrete Dam be explored for better handling of sediment as also keeping longevity of Dam in view. RGoB requested that sediment studies be conducted.

·                  Cost Estimate for updation of Sankosh DPR amounting to ` 15.25 Cr was sanctioned by MOP. The agreement between RGoB and THDC was signed on 23rd Mar-10 at New Delhi.

·                  DPR of Sankosh HEP (4060MW) with Concrete Dam option was prepared and submitted to CEA and CWC on 31.05.11.

·                  In view of high tariff of ` 7.29 (levelised) at Sankosh HEP  Govt. of India and Royal Govt. of Bhutan decided that viability of Sankosh be further improved by optimizing the height of the dam.

·                  Optimization Study with alternate options of dam height were carried out by THDCIL and presented to Empowered Joint Group (EJG) in Feb, 2012. The go ahead for preparation of DPR of Optimized Sankosh HEP was given by EJG. Sankosh capacity has been downsized to 2560 MW with design energy as 5900 MU. Average tariff has come down to ` 3.30 (levelized) with Roller Concrete Dam option (No Free power, No Corp Tax).

·                  DPR preparation work for optimized Sankosh project (2560 MW) has also been completed and DPR has been submitted to CEA and CWC on 27th Aug-12. Design Directorate of CWC has already vetted the Project Scheme contained in the DPR and other Directorates are accordingly examining the DPR with respect to the finalized designs. Reply on comments received from GSI has been discussed with GSI and it was agreed that impact of same shall be considered. The matter was discussed in a meeting chaired by Member (Hydro), CEA on 9th Jan-14. Issues relating to clearance of Design aspects and Geological aspects of Sankosh HEP were discussed. Clearances of civil design aspects by CWC are pending for want of clearance of the DPR from geological aspect by GSI.

 

Sankosh Main Dam Project:

Installed Capacity                           2500MW

Annual Energy                               5949.05 GWh (design energy)

 

Sankosh Regulating Dam Project:

Installed Capacity                           85 MW

Annual Energy                               416.34 GWh (design energy)

 

·                  All the comments received about instrumentation have been discussed and replied to CWC and the same is being incorporated in the final DPR.

·                  Clearance from CSRMS for construction material has been received on 19th Dec’13

·                  Field survey works for the acquisition of detailed social data of the submergence area as awarded by THDCIL has been completed and final report on this study has been received and submitted to MoEA, RGoB.

·                  THDC had requested to Department of Hydropower and Power Systems (DHPS) on 20.12.2013 to finalize the schedule of public consultation meeting of Sankosh HEP and meeting is scheduled to be held in March’14. However, date is yet to be finalized.

·                  12th EJG meeting was held in Thimpu on 12.03.14. Cost of additional works for DPR updation of Sankosh HEP (2585 MW) amounting to ` 78.677 million             ( including service Tax)  has been approved . Estimate for the same has already been cleared by CEA.

·                  3rd observation of GSI on Geological aspects has been received through E-mail on 20th Mar-14 and reply on comments is under preparation.

·                  During 12th EJG meeting,Issue of clearance of DPR of Sankosh Project was reviewed and July’14 is fixed as target date for cleareance of DPR. However, minutes of the meeting are awaited.

 

Bunakha HEP (180 MW):

·                  After getting clearance  in EJG meeting held on 22nd March-10 at New Delhi, work for DPR preparation was taken up.

·                  DPR of Bunakha HEP (180MW) has been completed and submitted to CEA and CWC on 30th Aug-11.

·                  Examination of DPR of Bunakha HEP has been completed by CEA/CWC in all respects including the financial evaluation of the Project. The final presentation of the DPR for Techno Economic Concurrence (TEC) has been made by THDCIL in CEA on 23.07.2013 and the DPR now stands techno economically concurred by CEA. A formal TEC communication has been issued by CEA.

·                  Final DPR incoporating all the suggestions of CEA/CWC/GSI has been submitted to RGoB on 21st Nov-13.

·                  Bunakha HE Project is to be executed in JV mode. All the stake holders have signed the finalized cost sharing mechanism agreed for Bunakha. Discussions on JV Agreement are going on at various levels in the two Govts. Ministry of Power had desired a draft Cabinet Note on Bunakha HEP for approval of grant and subsidy, which was submitted by THDCIL on 30.10.2013. The same has been forwarded by Ministry of Power to MEA for further action.

·                  As per decision of Working Group, the work of preparation of estimates & tender documents for pre-construction work is being done by the project & as soon as the clearance from the two Govts is available, these works can be taken up. Preparation of estimate & Tender documents for pre- construction activities are under progress.

·                  Work of SIA study for Bhunakha HEP has been awarded to National Statistical Bureau (NSB), Bhutan. Final report of SIA study has been received from NSB on 19th Dec’13 and the same has been submitted to DHPS, RGoB on 20th Dec’13.

·                  EIA- EMP and Social Impact Assessment study reports for Bunakha HEP has been submitted to National Environment Commission (NEC) by Department of Hydropower and Power Systems (DHPS) for processing Environmental clearance of Bunakha HEP. Accordingly, NEC Secretariat has desired a presentation on EIA- EMP and SIA reports to Environmental Assessment Advisory Board with site visit. NEC has scheduled the presentation of Bunakha project by THDCIL on 27th Feb 2014.

·                  Final DPR submitted to RGoB has been approved by the cabinet of RGoB on 18.02.14.

·                  12th EJG meeting was held in Thimpu on 12.03.14.During meeting following issues on JV agreement were discussed.

 

Ø     The umbrella agreement for the execution of JV projects has been approved by the GOI Cabinet. However, GoI' cabinet approval is necessary on case to case basis for committing funds in respect of any hydro project.

Ø    MEA, GoI has already secured Cabinet clearance for Kholonchhu and second in line is Bunakha for seeking cabinet to go-ahead.

 

·                  For environment clearance of Bunakha HEP, Natonal Environment Commission, RGoB, team visited the Bunakha site on 31.03.2014. NEC's comments on EIA-EMP reports after presentation and site visit are expected shortly.

·                  Estimate of Construction of Prefab Buildings for Bunakha Project has been prepared and under process of approval.

·                  Collection of Data for the Bunakha Meteorological station is under progress

 

 

 

DIVERSIFICATION IN OTHER ENERGY AREAS

   

 Wind Power Initiatives:

·                  Towards diversification of the company into Renewable Energy areas, THDCIL Board has accorded approval for venture into Wind Energy sector. Accordingly, Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) has been appointed as consultant for 50 MW Capacity Wind Energy Farm Project.

·                   50 MW Wind Farm: NIT was floated in November’12 for the work of “Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract of 50 (± 1.0) MW capacity Wind Power Project at suitable site in any one of the wind potential states - Rajasthan / MP / Gujarat / Maharashtra with comprehensive operation & maintenance (O&M) for 20 years”. The Bids were received on 18.10.2013. Technical bids were opened on the same day and are under evaluation.

 

Wind Resource Assessment Study:

 

·                  In order to assess wind power potential at Shahjahanpur Distt. in U.P., one 80 M tall tubular wind monitoring mast has been commissioned on 2nd March-13 at Bijouriya village site. Wind data monitoring work is in progress.

·                   Similarly, in order to assess wind power potential at Lakshmanpur village in District Lakhimpur Kheeri, Uttar Pradesh, one 80 M tall wind monitoring mast has been commissioned on 09th March-14 at Lakshamanpur village site. Wind data monitoring work is in progress.

 

Solar Power Initiatives:

 

In Madhya Pradesh:

·                  Deptt. of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of M.P. has allotted and issued registration letter for implementation of one Solar Power Project of 20 MW capacity in Cheetakkhera, Distt. Neemuch (M.P.) vide letter No. NRE/Solar/RFP-ii/155/2013/1147 dated 07.09.2013. Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been submitted to MPNRE on 30.11.2013.

·                  The Govt. of MP has requested THDCIL to submit performance BG of Rs. 1.0 Crore towards implementation of Solar Power Project of 20 MW capacity in Cheetakkhera, Distt. Neemuch (M.P.). Same is being submitted.

·                  THDCIL officials visited proposed Cheetakkhera Solar Power Plant site between  18th to 22nd March-14 and held discussions with Dy Commissioner, Deptt of New and Renewable Energy, GoMP regarding possession of land for the project. It was informed that approval for transfer of Govt. land by MP Govt. shall be available after Parliament Election. THDCIL is persuing New and Renewable Energy Department, Govt. of M.P. for providing possession of Govt. land for Cheetakhera Solar Power Project.

·                  In Uttar Pradesh:

·                  A MOU is being executed for formation of Joint Venture Company (JVC) between UPNEDA and THDCIL for implementation of Grid Connected 100 MW Solar Power Project in District Jalaun (U.P.).

·                  A  MOU (draft) regarding formation of Joint Venture Company (JVC) between UPNEDA and THDCIL for implementation of Grid Connected 100 MW Solar Power Project in District Jalaun (U.P.) has been submitted to UPNEDA in June’2013 for obtaining approval of Govt. of U.P.

 

Consultancy & Business Developement:

·                  OHPC Limited: The Pre-Feasibility Report (PFR) for 3 Pumped Storage Schemes in the existing Power Stations under Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd. (OHPCL) has been completed and final reports submitted.

·                  NWDA : THDCIL has completed Power Potential and E&M Studies for 02 SHPs viz.  Bhugad and Khargihill Hydro Electric Project on Damanganga – Pinjal Link Project and final reports submitted to National Water Development Agency, Govt. of India.

·                  National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has awarded the consultancy work to for carrying out the Power Potential and E&M Studies in respect of six Hydel projects proposed under Par – Tapi – Narmada link project.

 

EXPENDITURE ON THE NEW PROJECTS:

 

The expenditure incurred on New Projects till Mar’14 is ` 84.16Crs.

 

BUDGET ESTIMATE V/S EXPENDITURE

 

During Mar’14, an expenditure of ` 1.46 Cr. has been incurred on New Projects against revised budget estimate provision of ` 0.97 Cr. while cumulative expenditure upto Mar’14 is ` 13.18 Cr. against revised budget estimate of ` 10.55 Cr.

 

 

               

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FROM GOVT. OF INDIA

·                  Coal linkage for Khurja STTP on priority by CEA / Ministry of Power.

 

KOTESHWAR HEP (400 MW)

·                  Declaration of prohibited area around Koteshwar project.

 

 

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FROM GOVT. OF UTTARAKHAND

TEHRI PSP (1000MW)

·                  Mining lease of Asena Quarry needs to be resumed.

·                  Support from District Administration is required for unhindered installation of 150TPH crushing plant.

 

TEHRI DAM & HPP (1000MW)

·                  Permission for filling of Tehri Reservoir upto FRL.

 

 

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FROM GOVT. OF UTTAR PRADESH

KHURJA STPP

·                  Issuance of Water Commitment letter to be expedited.

·                  Expedite the transfer of 1200.843 acres of land

                                                

 

 

 
             
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