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As on Sept-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 HPP 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 HPP 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

3116.03

6

2011-12

2797.00

3983.65

7

2012-13

3000.00

3101.99

8

2013-14

2797.00

4060.43

 

Total

20427.00

23098.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of generation from Tehri HPP for the current F.Y. 2014-15 are as under:

 

 

 

 

S.No.

Month

Generation

Target (MU)

Achievement (MU)

1

April - June14

596.57

646.43

2

July-14

155.25

290.55

3

Aug-14

399.70

611.36

4

Sep-14

224.39

160.35

 

Total

(F Y 2014-15 target  2900 MU)

1376.91

1708.69

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.0         COMPLETION COST

 

Approved Completion cost of the project is ` 8392.45 Cr. including IDC plus 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 had been approved by Hon’ble Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) on 16.04.13. THDCIL had filed a review petition on 29.05.14. Hon’ble CERC  has revised upward the AFCs by `19.59 Cr.  for the period 2006-09 vide their order dated 05.06.14. The tariff for the period 2009-14 is in process towards determination by Hon’ble CERC.

  

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

1155.00

1521.83

Total

 

2837.00

3293.48

 

 

 

 

Details of generation from Koteshwar Power Station for the current F.Y. 2014-15 are as under:

 

 

 

 

 

PERIOD

Generation

Target (MU)

Achievement (MU)

April- June 14

305.21

324.93

July-14

82.73

128.50

Aug-14

145.09

224.55

Sep-14

78.82

56.58

Total

(F.Y. 2014-15 target  1170 MU)

611.85

734.56

 

 

 

 

 

3.0             PROGRESS OF ONGOING Works:

 

 

 

 

·   NIT for retendering of balance works estimated to cost about ` 157 Cr. was published on 05.08.14. The bids were opened on 29.09.14.  Five bidders have submitted their bids. Techno-commercial evaluation is under progress.

·   For the execution of some essential works such as concrete lining at EL 590 m road berm & platform and training works was of Sain Nalah spillage , the work was  awarded to M/s Global Constructions, New Tehri for  ` 3.68 Cr on 30.09.14. Time of Completion of work is 9 months.

 

5.0              EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

 

 

Expenditure incurred by the corporation on Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project till Sep’14 is  ` 2741.46Cr. This is including IDC & FC of ` 383.88Cr.

6.0  BUDGET ESTIMATE v/s EXPENDITURE

During Sep’14, against budget estimate of `1.50 Cr. net expenditure of `(-0.40)Cr  has been incurred after adjusting the sale of  scrap. Cumulative expenditure upto Sep’14 is        ` 6.44.Cr against budget estimate of `14.35 Cr.

 

6.0     TARIFF   The tariff is being charged provisionally now as per Hon’ble CERC’s order dated   5.05.14. Hon’ble CERC has considered 85% of Capital Cost as on COD of the station while determining AFC for the period 2011-14. A Review Petition has been filed before Hon’ble CERC on 12.07.14. The hearing before Hon’ble CERC is expected to be held .

shortly.

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 July-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 Penstock chamber, Lower Horizontal Penstocks, Bus Bar Chamber & upper horizontal galleries, TRTs, crown slashing of PAC & BVC, TRT Outlet Slope area Development ,Existing HRT Grouting details have been issued.

·         Construction drawings for Benching of Machine hall upto El 590 m and Power House Crane beam including Crane beam made up section in Service bay area and Unit area have also been issued.

·         Drawing for Butterfly Valve Chamber- Excavation support for first bench has been issued.

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 30.09.14

 

 

Document Type

Document Submitted during the period ( 01 Sept 14– 30 Sep 14)

Cumulative document submitted till 30 Sep 14

Document Approved during the  period ( 01 Sept 14 – 30 Sep 14)

Cumulative document Approved  till 30 Sep 14

Document being reviewed at THDCIL’s end during the  period (01 Sept 14– 30 Sep 14)

Document being reviewed at THDCIL’s end on   30 Sep 14

Revised document awaited from Alstom’s end during the  period ( 01 Sept 14 – 30 Sep 14)

Revised document awaited from Alstom’s end cumulative   till 30 Sep 14

L1

6

113

 0

86

11

5

6

22

L2

33

264

 7

130

58

26

32

108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of document approved during the period 1st Sep 14 – 30th Sep 14

 

 

 

L2 Documents :

 

1.    Computerized Control and Monitoring System – Equipment (Cubicle) Principle approved on 06.09.14.

2.    Draft Tube Cone General Arrangement Drawing approved on 30.09.14.

3.    Draft Tube Cone General Arrangement BOM approved on 30.09.14.

4.    Penstock Valve – Bypass Line General Assembly approved on 30.09.14.

5.    Penstock Valve – Bypass Line General Assembly BOM approved on 30.09.14.

6.    Penstock Valve – Valve Body - General Assembly, approved on 30.09.14.

7.    Penstock Valve – Butterfly Valve General Assembly BOM approved on 30.09.14.

8.    Penstock Valve – Valve Body – Calculation Note approved on 30.09.14.

9.    Details of Drainage & dewatering system , general arrangement  of  MIV ,turbine , M/C hall erection bay ,Bus bar gallery and Control block floors. 

 

5.3    Design & Drawings for HM works:

 

Level-1 Design

·         Level-1 Design of HM equipment including penstock steel liner has been approved

Level – 2 Design

a)    Penstock Steel Liners

·         General Layout of Steel Liner

·          L-2 Design & Drawings for Penstock Steel Liners (except U/S & D/S Bifurcations has

been approved.

·         Design of downstream tailrace transitions, d/s 9.1 m transition & surge shaft orifice connected liner has been reviewed & comments have been sent to Consortium on 09-09-14.

a)    Gates & Hoists

·         Revised design & drawings for Draft tube Gates have been reviewed & comments have been sent to Consortium on 09-09-14.

·         Design & drawings for TRT outlet Trash racks & Stoplog Gates will be submitted by Consortium after finalization of layout & Hydraulic Model Study of TRT outlet.

 

                                          

 

6.0 CIVIL WORKS:

 

6.1 Construction of approach adits & major structure:

·         Excavation of ten approach Adits including additional Link Adit between TRTs has been completed. Further, excavation of additional Adit-6C for Machine Hall is in progress. As of Sep-14, excavation of approach adits total length 2089 RM has been completed which includes 15 RM excavated during the month. 

 

·         U/G excavation in a length of 1307 RM in Drainage Galleries of different structures has been completed which includes 11 RM excavated during the month of Sep-14. 

 

 

6.2 Upstream Surge Shafts (3 & 4):-

 

·         Pilot excavation of Upstream Surge Shaft (HRT-4) (total length 140m) has already been completed on 5th July -14.

·         Excavation of Pilot shaft in Surge Shaft HRT-3 is in progress and has been completed in a length of 58 m out of 135 m. This MoU target 2014-15 is planned to be completed by Dec’14.

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

·         70 RM drifts in top chambers has been completed. Design & Drawings for U/S Surge Shafts including Top chambers shall be finalized by Nov-14. Work can be taken up thereafter.

 

6.3 Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC):

·         Crown slashing of Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC) with steel rib supports has been completed on 29.07.14. Benching in BVC shall start after treatment of deformation observed at some places in Drainage gallery around BVC and pillars of BVC which is expected to be completed by 10th Oct-14.

 

·         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 has been completed on 08.04.14. Benching in PAC will start after excavation of two benches in BVC.

6.5 Penstocks:

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

·         Excavation of all four Lower Horizontal Penstocks P- 5, P- 6, P- 7 and P- 8 has been completed.

·         Pilot shaft of Vertical penstock P-5 (135 m), has been completed.

·         Excavation of Pilot Shaft in P-7 is in progress and completed up to 36 m out of 135 m.

 

6.6 Bus bar Chamber:

·         Excavation of Bus bar chamber has been completed (Total length 92 m).

·         Excavation in Bus bar Galleries No -5, 6 & 7 is also in progress and completed in a length 13.5 m out of 76.7m, 38.5 m out of 96.3 m and 15.0m out of 98.2m respectively.

 

6.7 Machine Hall:-

·         Benching of Machine Hall upto EL. 590m has been completed. Casting of Crane Beam in Service Bay (53 RM each on upstream and downstream side), has been completed. Further preparatory works for casting of crane beam in unit area is in progress.

·         Excavation of new Adit AA-8R to Service bay (total length 179 RM) has been completed.

·         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  497 RM has been achieved till the reporting month. Out of this, a quantity of 11 RM has been excavated during the 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 (168RM) has also been completed.

·         Design & Drawings for D/S Surge Shafts including Top chamber shall be finalized by Nov-14. Work can be taken up thereafter.

 

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

 

·         Heading excavation in full face of TRT-3 has been completed in a length of 296.5 RM, while excavation in drift has been completed in a length of 103.5 RM.

·         Heading excavation in full face of TRT-4 has been completed in a length of 149 RM, while excavation in drift has been completed in a length of 293 RM.

 

6.10              Ventilation Tunnel:-

·         Excavation of Ventilation tunnel is in progress and has been completed in a length of 379 RM out of total 581 RM. Out of this, a quantity of 5 RM has been excavated during the month.

7.0 Electro-Mechanical / Hydro- Mechanical Works:

 

a.    Status of supplies:

 

i)     EM supplies:

·         Draft Tube Elbow, liner & Embedment for Unit No. 5, 6 & 7 received at site.

·         Stator core laminations for U#5 (Lot 1 &2) & U#6 (Lot-1) received & stored at Rishikesh.

·         Stator Frame (U#5) and Embendments for spiral casing & Stay ring of Unit#5 was received at site.

·         Stator bars for Unit-5 has been received and stored at Rishikesh.\02 Nos. EOT crane for Power House and 01 No. EOT crane for Butterfly Valve Chamber with runway rails and all Embedment received at site.

·         All the 04 GSU Transformers received and stored at Mechanical workshop, Koti colony, Tehri.

 

ii)    HM supplies:

·   Order placed for steel plates 7213 MT. Out of which 4377 MT steel plates received at site while 2836 MT steel plates is under transit.

 

 

 

 

b.                Status of Erection/Fabrication/Installation:

 

i) EM Erection: Installation of Embedded parts for PH EOT crane rails in crane beam (53 RM each on upstream and downstream side) length in Service Bay area of Machine hall has been completed.

 

ii)                HM Fabrication works: Fabrication of Penstock Steel liners (lower horizontal portion) started on 21.08.2014.

 

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

 

8.0         Issues to be Resolved

 

Ø       Stoppage of Work at Asena quarry

 

·      Environment clearance from “State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority” (SEIAA) has been issued vide letter Dtd.31.05.14 The approval provided for excavation/mining of quartzite as per mining plan approved by Mining deptt. DM (Tehri) vide letter dated 26.06.14 conveyed that mining in Asena shall be carried out by open cast pit method without adopting drilling blasting operation, as per environmental clearance given by SEIAA.

 

·      The matter was strongly raised by THDCIL in  the 5th CCI PMG meeting held on 11.08.14, wherein it was decided that Mining plan has already approved and as per the same quarrying of Quartzite rock through Drilling / Blasting operation is permitted hence, ban on mining activities from Asena quarry shall be removed. It was desired that THDCIL shall provide details of royalty paid to State Govt. for 1st phase and confirm that royalty for mining for 2nd phase payable will be paid to the State Govt.

 

·      Accordingly, THDCIL has submitted the required details to Add. Chief Secretary, Industrial development, GoUK on 21.08.14 requesting to arrange lifting of ban on mining activities from Asena quarry.

 

·      The minutes of the 5th CCI PMG meeting held on 11.08.14 were issued on 11.09.14 but in contradiction to the  decision of removal of ban on mining activities from Asena quarry, it states that THDC had been again directed to send the matter to Department of Geology and mining, GoUK and SEIAA for consideration.

 

·      THDCIL vide letter Dtd. 11.09.14 has requested to Addl. Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, GOI to arrange amendment in the above MoM and lifting of ban on mining activities from Asena quarry. Permission is still awaited.

 

 

 

·      Subsequent to permission from DM vide letter dtd.16.05.14 to start Erection of 150 TPH Crusher Plant at Asena Quarry, Contractor has started foundation works of crusher plant at Asena.. Support of District Administration is required for unhindered installation of crushing plant & day to day mining operations.

 

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

 

 

 

9.0       Commissioning Schedule:

The contractor is being pursued regularly to improve upon progress of works. Project is expected to be commissioned by May- 2018.

 

10.0   Expenditure on the Project

Expenditure incurred on Tehri PSP Project till Sep’14 is  `909.83 Cr. This is including IDC & FC of `58.87Cr.

 

11.0   Budget Estimate V/S Expenditure

 

During Sep’14, an expenditure of `130.98Cr. has been incurred on Tehri PSP against budget estimate of `55.21 Cr.  while Cumulative expenditure upto Sep’14 is ` 217.48 Cr against budget estimate of ` 358.33 Cr.

 

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

 

Sl. No.

Description of Approvals

Date

1

Signing of MoU between THDCIL and GoUK for investigation & preparation of DPR

08.04.2003

2

Signing of Implementation agreement.

02.06.2006

3

Approval of Commercial viability of the project by CEA.

Feb’2005

4

Approval of Techno-Economic clearance to the project by CEA.

Sep’2006

5

Investment approval to the project amounting to Rs. 2491.58 Cr (March-08 PL) by CCEA.

21.08.2008

6

Revision in “Minimum Environmental Flow” by MoEF from 3 Cumecs to 15.65 Cumecs. 

31.05.2011

7

Stage-1 clearance of 80.507 Ha forest land by MoEF.

03.06.2011

8

Final approval for transfer of 80.507 Ha of forest land by MoEF. 

28.05.2013

9

Issuance of G.O. for transfer of 80.507 Ha of forest land by GoUK.

06.12.2013

10

Signing of Lease agreement for 80.507 Ha. Forest land.

05.04.2014

 

 

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. Issue pertaining to approval of Design Energy has been taken up with CEA and is in progress.

 

 

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    PRELIMINARY PROJECT WORKS:

 

Investigations:

·         Geological investigations at all locations of the project and various required studies have been completed.

     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 Project Review Panel ( 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  352 RM out of 415 RM. Further excavation in the drift was stopped due to increase in water level in the river during monsoon and shall now be taken up shortly.

 

 

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 (RAP) 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. of Private land and forest land has been acquired for VPHEP of which 31.639 Ha is Private Land and 100.39 Ha is Forest Land.

·         The Implementation of Rehabilitation Action Plan (RAP) and 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, 1st list of 66 PAFs has been certified by District authorities. Accordingly, 1st installment of Special Package has been released to 58 PAFs. Out of 58 PAFs, 54 PAFs have received 2nd installment and out of these 54 PAFs, 13 PAFs have demolished their old houses and received 3rd installment. 54 PAFs have completed construction of 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, signing of Agreement is under process. Meanwhile, 5 PAFs have received Single & Final Installment of `10 Lacs each after demolishing their houses. In addition, one PAF has received part payment of Rs. 6 lacs (in two installments).  The PAFs are already residing in their alternate houses at Mayapur. 

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

Till date, out of the 78 PAFs, 50 PAFs have shifted to their new occupancy.

 

Social Responsbilites: 

 

·      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 composing, cutting & tailoring, knitting, kroiler management, Napier grass production, Production of cash crops, promotion of Tulsi for herbal medicines, horticulture activities, bee keeping etc. have been imparted to PAPs. Presently tailoring and machine knitting training program is also underway for the women of village Helong and 30 women are getting trained.

·      Apart from this, Vocational Trainings in hotel management, skill enhancement activities, etc. are also undertaken. The first batch of 06 unemployed youths from project affected villages have completed 3 months vocational training on basic electrician course from GMR foundation, New Delhi. The 2nd batch of 8 PAPs trainee students, one each from Jaisal, Helong, Gulabkoti, Batula and four from Haat village have completed Fitter Trade Training of 3 Months duration from ITI, Rudraprayag in Sept’2014. Project is facilitating them for suitable job opportunities with contactors and in other areas. Apart from above, 6 (six) Project Affected youths, 2 each from Haat and Jaisal and 1 each from Naurakh and Palla are being imparted training on Excavator operation from GMR foundation, New Delhi. The training of 3 months duration commenced from 11.08.2014. 

·      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 since 2010. An amount of `1.31 lacs, ` 2.49 lacs & ` 3.08 lacs have been disbursed among Students in accordance of scholarship policy of VPHEP during the academic year 2011-12 , 2012-13 & 2013-14 respectively. Till date, around 367 students that include 201 Girls from Project Affected Villages have been benefitted from the Scheme. For year 2014-15, 1st installment of Merit Scholarship has been disbursed to 61 students (31 Girls & 30 Boys) amounting to Rs 0.61 lacs. Disbursement of scholarship to other students is under process.                                                      

 

Infrastructure works:

 

·         All four bridges 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 (66/33/11 kv Substation) each for Dam site and Power House site, MoU was signed with M/s Uttaranchal Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) on 02.12.2009. After development of terrace, work of earth matting & supply of equipments for Substation at Power House was completed on 26.06.2013. Due to natural calamity in Uttarakhand in June’2013 last year, road leading to Dam Site Substation was damaged severely and work of Substation at Dam Site got delayed. The work of Dam Site Substation shall be resumed after making the road motorable. The work of sub-station building at Power House site is near completion. Remaining equipments will be installed after the building is ready.

 

7.0 PROJECT STATUS

 

M/s HCC, Contractor for main Civil and HM works has mobilised the work at            various fronts.

·      Excavation (Pilot tunnel – 6 meter dia) upto 65 meter length (out of 490m) has been done in Diversion Tunnel. Portal Development Work and widening for complete heading section alongwith support measures from inlet end of Diversion Tunnel has been taken up and is under progress.

·      Excavation work of adit to desilting chamber in a length of 40 meter (out of 100 m) and adit to Intake Structure in a length of 12 m (out of 250 m) has been completed. Support measures i.e. installation of lattice girder & rock bolts has been started for initial 8 meter straight reach as well as shotcrete and wire mesh work is under progress.

·      Formation cutting of approach road to various structures is in progress.

 

The works at different fronts are being stopped by the local people. Meetings with local villagers are being held frequently in association with District Administration. Support of District Administration is required for unhindered day to day activities at various fronts. The issue was also raised strongly in the 5th CCI-PMG meeting held on 11.08.2014 chaired by Chief Secretary, GoUK. It was assured that a Coordination Subcommittee headed by Commissioner, Garhwal shall be constituted to resolve the Law and Order issues. The Coordination Subcommittee is yet to be constituted. 

 

8.0 Award of Main Works:

·         Project shall be got executed through two separate EPC contracts and one Design Review Consultancy Package:

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.).  The work is in progress. 

                    

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.). The work is in progress.

 

3.    Electro - Mechanical works :

 

     Subsequent to completion of pre-qualification process, the bids were received from three pre-qualified bidders on 11.07.2014. Bids have been evaluated and recommendation for award has been sent to World Bank on 01.09.2014 for getting their NOC. NOC from World Bank is awaited. THDCIL Board has approved the recommendation for Award.

 

 

9.0 EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

 

The expenditure incurred on VPHEP Project till Sep-14 is ` 498.11Cr. including IDC & FC of  ` 24.72Cr.

 

 

10.0 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.

 

 

11.0 BUDGET ESTIMATE V/S EXPENDITURE:

During Sep’14, an expenditure of ` 2.53Cr. has been incurred on VPHEP against budget estimate of ` 18.49Cr. while cumulative expenditure upto Sep’14 is ` 18.79Cr. against budget estimate of ` 62.96 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 December’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. Final decision in the matter is awaited.

·                     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.

·                     Defense Clearance has been granted by Ministry of Defense on 05.03.2014.

 

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. Final decision in the matter is awaited. 

THDCIL has filed a writ petition in Hon’ble Supreme Court on 06.09.2014 representing the case of Malari Jhelam and Jhelam Tamak HEP.

 

 

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 were submitted to DIG(Wild Life). Bokang Bailing HEP is excluded from the protected Askot Musk Deer Park Sanctuary. The proposal has been considered by NBWL in their meeting held on 12.08.2014. MoM is awaited.

 

NEW PROJECTS

(UTTAR PRADESH)

 

DHUKWA HEP (24 MW):

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

·          After completing updation, DPR was submitted to GOUP on 30th Jun-10. The DPR was cleared by MANIT on 20th Dec-10 for techno-commercial vetting and for getting qualified for subsidy benefits. 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 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.

·         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. Gazette Notification for 39 hac forest land has been issued on 2nd June-14.Chapaan of trees by the forest deptt. in the demarcated project area has been completed and cutting of trees has been taken up through Forest deptt.

·         Techno-Commercial bids for Civil Package had been opened on 26th Sep-13 and evaluation has been completed. Price bids opened on 10.06.2014. Award process for Civl Package which was deferred has been reactivated and now the contract is expected to be awarded by Nov.14.

·         NIT for PQ of Electro-Mechanical package had been published on 21st Dec-13 with submission date 24th Jan-14. Bids has been submitted on extended date on          10th Feb-14.Total five parties have been prequalified for Electro-Mechanical package. Bid document preparation under progress.

 

EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

Expenditure incurred by the corporation on Dhukwan HEP till Sep’14 is ` 23.49 Cr.

 

BUDGET ESTIMATE v/s EXPENDITURE

 

During Sep’14, an expenditure of ` 1.61Cr. has been incurred on Dhukwan HEP against budget estimate provision of ` 8.72 Cr. while Cumulative expenditure upto Sep’14 is            `  5.59Cr against budget estimate of ` 24.17Cr.

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.

 

·         Secretary (Power) also has written DO letter to Secretary (Coal) on 5th June, 2014 for favorable consideration by the Ministry of Coal for allocation of coal block for the 2x660MW Khurja STPP of THDCIL.

 

·         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 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. Formal water commitment letter for providing 53 cusec water from Upper Ganga Canal has been issued by Water Resources Department, GoUP on dated 12.06.2014.

·         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 .

·         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. As a follow up, J.S. (Hydro) vide DO letter dated 18th Feb, 14 has also requested MD (UPSIDC) to expedite the transfer of the acquired land to THDCIL. Further, Add. Sec. (Energy) vide letter dated 16th Apr’14 requested Principal Secretary to CM to expedite the transfer of acquired land to THDCIL.

·         UPSIDC vide letter dated 3rd June has requested DM (Bulandshahar) to identify 231.82 acre already acquired gram shabha land at Khurja and further suggested THDCIL to take over the physical possession of 9.06 acre land at two locations to establish site office.

·         In sequel to the meeting by Addl. Secretary, MoP on 04th July’14, UPSIDC vide letter dated 19th Sep’14 communicated that land rate of ` 721/- per sqm has been finalized for private land. The enhanced amount shall be paid to the private land owners in the form of ex-gratia after adjustment of the amount already paid by UPSIDC. Total amount to be paid by THDCIL to UPSIDC against 1200.843 acre of land has been worked out as ` 387.18 cr. including overhead charges.

·         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.

·         State Planning Commission, Govt. of UP vide letter dated 11th Sept., 2014 has been requested to extend its help for expediting the transfer of land to THDCIL by UPSIDC.

 

·         An Office cum Transit Camp has been established at Khurja to facilitate interaction with UPSIDC, District Administration Authorities and affected farmers, taking over the physical possession of land and to establish site office on the acquired land.

 

 

NEW PROJECTS

(MAHARASHTRA 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 subjected 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 for personal intervention in the matter so that issues are  discussed & finalised  at the earliest to facilitate 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. Accordingly officers of THDCIL & NPCIL had a meeting with Principal Secretary (CAD), GoMH in May’ 2014.

·         In continuation to the persuasion with GoMH, the D(T), THDCIL vide letter dtd. 05th June’2014 had requested the Chief Secretary, GoMH for an early decision on signing of Implementation Agreement for Malshej Ghat PSS.

·         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  came up in the agenda of NBWL’s 30th meeting on 04.09.2013, but  nothing is mentioned in the MoM.

·         NBWL in its 31st meeting held from  12th -13th Aug’2014, has cleared the proposal for Survey & Investigation of Humbarli Pumped  Storage Project (2X 200 MW) (Minutes of Meeting awaited).

·         Approval of ToR for EIA / EMP studies was obtained on 31.08.2009. The validity 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 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. GSI has communicated clearance from the Geotechnical point of view, subject to same further investigations to validate the exploration/assumptions considered in the DPR. A proposal for conducting additional investigations suggested by GSI has been submitted to the Govt of India .

 

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)

 

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

·         Department of Hydropower and Power Systems (DHPS),RGoB informed that the public consulting meeting for Sankosh HEP will be held once the DPR of Project get cleared from GoI.

·         As decided in the meeting held by Additional Secretary ( Power) on 21.03.2014, the proposal on Implementation of Sankosh HEP in JV Mode by THDCIL  has been sent to JS (Hydro), MOP vide letter dated 15.04.2014.

 

·         EJG Secretariat confirmed vide letter dated 30th April 2014 that the EJG during its 12th Meeting held in Thimpu on 12th March 2014 had approved the additional cost of DPR of Sankosh HEP for ` 70.022 Million without Service Tax. With this, the  agreement cost `152.50 million shall be revised to ` 222.522 million without Service Tax.

·         An Invoice amounting to ` 59.5187 millions has been raised to RGoB for payment against approved additional cost for updation of DPR. Part payment of  ` 9.52 millions has been released by RGoB.

·         Clearance on embankment portion of regulating dam of Sankosh HEP from Embankment directorate of CWC received on 25.07.2014.

·         Clearance on design aspects of main & regulating dams of Sankosh HEP from Concrete & Masonry Dam Design (CMDD) directorate of CWC received on 30.07.2014.

·         Clearance on hydel civil design aspects of Sankosh HEP received from Hydel Civil Design Directorate, CWC on 01.08.2014.

·         Clearance on HM & Gates aspects of Sankosh HEP has been received from Gates Design Dte. CWC on 19.09.2014.

·         During 13th EJG meeting, held on 18th Sep’14 at New Delhi, it emerged that  RGoB desires to fast track the project, Foreign Secretary, GoI expressed  commitment  to develop hydro projects in Bhutan but difficulty in fixing  timeline for this project as at present, it would not be possible to allocate any fund for infrastructure developments.

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.

·         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. 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.

·         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. Estimate for the same has been prepared.

·         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.

·         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.

·         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.

 

·         After the presentation on EIA-EMP studies of Bunakha HEP before NEC, Bhutan on 27.03.2014 followed by a site visit on 31.03.2014, minutes of discussions and comments on EIA-EMP have been received on 24.04.2014. Reply of these comments is being prepared for necessary incorporation in the report and submitting the final EIA-EMP report of Bunakha to NEC, RGoB.

 

Ø  Another meeting was called by National Environment Commission, Bhutan on 25.04.2014 in Thimphu, where THDCIL along with other stakeholders of RGoB participated to discuss the environment clearance related issues. All the issues regarding environment clearance were discussed. THDCIL requested NEC to expedite the clearance of the project.

Ø  Regarding forest clearance, a site visit was made on 30.04.2014 by the officials of  forest department of RGoB along with DGPC and THDClL officials.

·         Finalization of draft cabinet note and interest subsidy required for Bunakha HEP are under consideration at MEA, MoP. In a meeting held in May 2014, THDCIL informed MoP that Cost Sharing Mechanism has been approved by EJG in its 10th meeting as finalized by CEA and included in the IG agreement signed between two Govts.

·         More clarifications on the issue of interest subsidy and funding of Associated Transmission System (ATS) was desired by CEA and the same have been submitted to CEA on 19.05.14. A meeting on Associated Transmission System (ATS) of various hydro electric projects in Bhutan was held on 08.08.2014 under chairmanship of Member (Hydro), CEA. As per MOM dated 12.09.2014, the cost apportionment in ATS of Bunakha HEP has been reduced to ` 89.5 Cr from earlier `104.0 Cr.

 

·         The IG Agreement was signed in the month of April’14. Finalization of draft cabinet note and interest subsidy required for Bunakha HEP are under consideration at MEA, MoP. Once the cabinet gives its approval, a MoU will be signed for taking up the preconstruction activities for Bunakha HEP between the two JV partners i.e. THDCIL & DGPC.

 

·         During the process of Environment Clearance, National Environment Commission (NEC) of RGoB had raised few queries/comments on Bunakha EIA-EMP-SIA report after the presentation by THDC on 27/03/2014 and a joint visit to project site. The comments issued by NEC have been forwarded to all concerned departments / consultants and replies thereof are being prepared for timely submission.

·         THDCIL Bhutan Unit organized a visit of ICFRE & Fish experts to Bhutan and arranged meetings with all above concerned RGoB departments for consultation on different issues raised by NEC, during 12-19 July-2014. During the visit Fish study was conducted in Wangchu River in Bunakha HEP project area u/s & d/s of proposed Bunakha dam site. Incorporation of the outcome of recent Bunakha site visit by ICFRE and Fishery Experts in EIA-EMP report of Bunakha HEP is under process and expected to be completed soon.

 

·         Clearance of Forest, Public, Culture and Dzongkha are pending for field verification survey. For this Chukha Dzongkhag Administration has already submitted the cost estimate of about Nu. 7.0 Lacs.

·         Equity contribution by downstream projects i.e. Chukha & Tala HEP’s in respect of Bunakha HEP was discussed during 13th EJG meeting. The equity contribution of cost apportioned to the D/s projects owned by RGoB to be provided by Gol as grant shall be further discussed at the Ambassador level meeting in Thimphu, Bhutan.

 

·         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 were evaluated. The tender had to be cancelled due to non-withdrawal of significant deviations taken by the bidders. Fresh tender with revised terms and conditions has been invited on 01.10.2014.

 

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 has been completed.

·         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. had 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) was submitted to MPNRE on 30.11.2013.

·         Deptt. of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of M.P. on 17.07.2014 has now cancelled THDCIL’s proposal / registration for implementation of 20 MW capacity Solar Power Project in Cheetakkhera, Distt. Neemuch (M.P.). THDCIL is pursuing for revival of registration.

   

In Uttar Pradesh:

·         A MOU is to be 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.).

·         Revised draft MoU as suggested by UPNEDA for formation of JV with UPNEDA for setting up 100 MW Solar Power Project in Distt. Jalon in Uttar Pradesh has been prepared and submitted to UPNEDA for finalization.

Consultancy & Business Development :

 

·         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 for carrying out the Power Potential and E&M Studies in respect of six Hydel projects proposed under Par–Tapi–Narmada link project. Work is in progress.

 

EXPENDITURE ON THE NEW PROJECTS:

The expenditure incurred on New Projects till Sep’14 is `88.77Crs.

 

BUDGET ESTIMATE V/S EXPENDITURE

 

During Sep’14, an expenditure of `1.06Cr. has been incurred on New Projects against budget estimate provision of `1.35Cr. while cumulative expenditure upto Sep’14 is            `4.58Cr. against budget estimate of  ` 6.98Cr.

 

           

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 by DM Tehri in view of environmental clearance given by SEIAA Uttarakhand on 31.05.2014. THDCIL request dtd. 21.08.14 to arrange lifting of ban on mining activities from Asena quarry is pending with Dy. Secretary, GoUK.

·   Support from District Administration is required for unhindered installation of 150TPH crushing plant and day to day mining operations.

 

VPHEP (444MW)

·   Support from District Administration is required to prevent stoppage of work by local people. A Coordination Subcommittee headed by Commissioner, Garhwal is to be constituted by Chief Secretary, GoUK to resolve Law and Order issues.

 

TEHRI DAM & HPP (1000MW)

·   After complied all the required measures/actions as per decision taken in the meeting chaired by Chief Secretary, GoUK on 03.09.14, formal permission of filling of reservoir upto EL 830.0m is awaited.

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FROM GOVT. OF UTTAR PRADESH

KHURJA STPP

·               Expedite the transfer of 1200.843 acres of land 

 

 

 

 
             
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