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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

646.41

2

July -Sep14

779.34

1062.26

3

Oct- Dec14

751.66

604.83*

4

Jan-15

300.53

258.38*

 

Total

(F Y 2014-15 target  2900 MU)

2428.10

2571.88

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Generation during the month was less due to less inflow and less irrigation requirement.

 

 

 

 

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 order dated 05.06.14. The tariff for the period 2009-14 has been issued by Hon’ble CERC on 27.01.15.  

 

 

 

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 vetted by CEA to  vide letter dated 09.10.13 which works to ` 2558.79 Cr including IDC & FC of ` 383.88 Cr at Mar’12 PL.

 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-Sep14

306.62

409.63

Oct- Dec14

255.06

204.26*

Jan-15

110.05

94.34*

Total

(F.Y. 2014-15 target  1170 MU)

976.95

1033.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Generation during the month was less due to less inflow and less irrigation requirement.

 

3.0  PROGRESS OF ONGOING Works:

 

 

·         At the D/s slopes of left bank above outlet of diversion tunnel, where  number of wet patches and flow of seepage was observed, drilling of drainage holes on all wet patches is in progress as advised by TAC. 256 nos. of drainage holes have been drilled so far against the total quantity of 262 holes. The average seepage from drilled holes corresponding to reservoir level of +609.50 is about 4.0 lit/sec.

 

·                  For the execution of Balance Civil work of Koteshwar HEP amounting to `141.80Cr, agreement has been signed with M/s Patel Engineering Limited on 12.11.14. Mobilization of machinery, plant and manpower is in progress. Grouting of sluiced aggregate in diversion tunnel from EL 620.00m platform and construction of Portal for Access Adit from EL 635.0 M has been taken up and is in progress. All the works under the contract like plugging of Diversion Tunnel, Left Bank stabilization, Overt lining of Main Access Tunnel, Finishing work of Power House etc. likely to be completed by July’16. 

 

·                  Execution of some other essential works such as concrete lining on road berm and platform at EL 590, treatment of Sain Nalah spillage area has been taken up under a separate contract. About 70 % concrete lining at EL 590.00 M platform has been completed. Preparatory works are in progress for taking up the works of other areas. These works are likely to be completed by May’15.

 

 

4.0 EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

 

 

Expenditure incurred by the corporation on Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project till Jan’15 is   ` 2743.17Cr. This is including IDC & FC of ` 383.88Cr.

 

5.0 BUDGET ESTIMATE v/s EXPENDITURE

During Jan’15, an expenditure of `1.48Cr. has been incurred on Koteshwar HEP against revised budget estimate of `4.82Cr.. while Cumulative expenditure upto Jan’15 is               ` 8.15Cr against revised budget estimate of `38.63Cr.

 

6.0 TARIFF

The tariff is being charged provisionally now as per Hon’ble CERC’s order dated 15.05.14. 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 with a contractual completion time of 54 months. 

5.1  Design & Drawings for Civil works: Details of drawings issued till date:

 

a.    Construction drawings of all access Adits and Drainage Galleries.

b.    Surge Shaft: General arrangement of U/s Surge Shaft, Excavation & Support of Upper Drainage/grouting Gallery around U/s Surge Shaft Chamber and existing HRT Grouting details. Upstream Surge shaft chamber, Plan and L-section of grouting gallery of Upstream Surge Shaft Chamber.

c.    Penstocks: Excavation & Support of Lower Penstock chamber, Lower Horizontal Penstocks, Lower horizontal penstock Vertical Bend, Lower horizontal Penstock unit-8 junction with Power House Carven and Upper Horizontal Penstock between PAC and BVC.

 

d.    PAC& BVC: Excavation & Support of Crown slashing of PAC and Butterfly valve Chamber Benching (upto Second Bench).

 

e.    Cable Galleries: Excavation & Support of Bus Bar Chamber, upper horizontal galleries and Bus bar Shaft.

f.     Power House: Excavation & Support for Benching of Machine hall & Control Bay Area upto El 580 m.  Power House Crane beam including Crane beam made up section in Service bay area and Unit area. Power House instrumentation & monitoring.

g.    D/s Surge Shaft: D/s Surge Shaft Upper Chamber

h.    TRTs: Excavation & Support of TRTs. TRT Outlet Slope area Development.

i.      Ventilation Tunnel: Excavation & Support, Concrete Lining & contact grouting.

 

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 31.01.15

Document Type

Document Submitted during the period (01 Jan 15– 31 Jan 15)

Cumulative document submitted till 31 Jan 15

Document Approved during the  period (01  Jan 15 – 31 Jan 15)

Cumulative document Approved  till 31  Jan 15

Document being reviewed at THDCIL’s end during the  period (01  Jan 15– 31 Jan 15)

Document being reviewed at THDCIL’s end on   31 Jan 15

Revised document awaited from Alstom’s end during the  period (01  Jan 15– 31 Jan 15)

Revised document awaited from Alstom’s end cumulative   till 31 Jan 15

L1

13

113

 1

92

15

12

3

9

L2

41

304

 11

164

69

32

37

108

 

            

 

Design & Drawings for EM works: 

 

Major parts of L-2 documents of following equipments have been approved:

 

Major EM equipments: Pump-Turbine, Generator, GSU Transformer, Butterfly Valve, Main Inlet Valve, GIS-GIB, EOT Crane of PH & BFV and Grounding System.

 

BoPs: Approval of following are under process: 

 

Mechanical: Piping System, Drainage and Dewatering System, Governing System, Fire Protection System, Cooling Water System, LP Compressed Air System.

 

Electrical: Control System, Cabling System, MV System, Potyard Equipment, IPBD System.

 

Still to be submitted by Consortium:

 

Mechanical: High Pressure System and Workshop Equipment and Elevator

 

Electrical: Illumination system, DC System, Protection System, Communication system, Oil handling and Electrical Workshop.

 

Design & Drawings for HM works:

Penstock Steel Liners

·         L-2 Design & Drawings for Penstock Steel Liners (except U/S & D/S Bifurcations) have been approved.

 

Gates & Hoists

·         Comments on design & drawings for Draft tube Gate have been sent to Consortium on 09-09-14. Revised design & drawings are still awaited from Consortium.

·         Design & drawings for TRT outlet Trashracks & 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 & Drainage Galleries:

·         13 Access Adits to different structures (total 2106 RM) have been completed.

 

·         Major portion of Drainage Galleries of different structures (total 1350.4 RM) have been completed. Excavation of lower Drainage gallery of M/c hall is near completion (total 533 Rm). Excavation of Drainage Gallery around Upper Chambers of U/s Surge Shaft is in progress and completed in a length of 23 Rm out of total 261 Rm.

 

6.2  Upstream Surge Shafts (3 & 4):-

 

 

·         Excavation of Pilot shafts in Upstream Surge Shaft (HRT-4 & HRT- 3) (total length 280m) has been completed.

·         70 RM drifts in top chambers has been completed.

·         Revised construction drawing was released on 27.01.15.

·         Work for slashing of Top chamber- U/s Surge Shaft 4 is being taken up.

·         As per revised drawing, work of slashing of Top chamber -U/s Surge Shaft 3 can only be taken up after excavation of Grouting Gallery in a length of 87 Rm reaching to top of Chamber. Accordingly, work of Grouting gallery has been taken up and expected to be completed by March-15.

 

6.3  Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC):

 

After completion of crown slashing of Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC), further benching requires treatment of drainage gallery. The treatment is in progress and thereafter benching of BVC will be taken up.

 

6.4  Penstock Assembly Chamber (PAC):

·         Crown slashing of Penstock Assembly Chamber (PAC) has been completed. Benching in PAC will start after excavation of two benches in BVC.

 

6.5  Penstocks:

a.    Excavation of Lower Penstock Chamber has already been completed.

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

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

d.    After installation of Raise Climber, Excavation of Pilot shaft of Vertical penstock P-6 is in progress.

e.    Excavation of Pilot Shaft in P-7 is in progress and completed up to 78 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 & 8 is also in progress and completed in a length 32.5 m out of 87.4 m, 50 m out of 107.10 m, 56.0 m out of 108.70 m and 66.5 m out of 113.10 m  respectively.

 

 

6.7  Machine Hall:-

·         Benching of Machine Hall upto EL. 590M has been completed.

·         Benching between EL. 590M and EL 582 is under progress.

·         Subsequent to completion of casting of Crane Beam in Service Bay, drilling of holes and installation of cable anchors in Crane beam in Service Bay area is in progress. Reinforcement and Shuttering for Crane beam in Units area is also under progress.

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.

·         As per revised drawing released on 26.11.14, Excavation of D/S Surge Shafts Top chambers can only be taken up after plugging of part portion falling outside chamber area of already excavated drifts. Material is being arranged to start plugging of drift. Work shall be completed by end Feb-15.

6.9  Tail Race Tunnels (TRT-3&4):-

·         Heading excavation in full face of TRT-3 has been completed in a length of 349.50 RM, while excavation in drift has been completed in a length of 82 RM.

·         Heading excavation in full face of TRT-4 has been completed in a length of 234.5 RM, while excavation in drift has been completed in a length of 220.4 RM.

6.10               Ventilation Tunnel:-

Excavation of Ventilation tunnel is in progress and has been completed in a length of 405 RM out of total 581 RM.

7.0  Electro-Mechanical / Hydro- Mechanical Works:

 

a.    Status of supplies:

 

EM supplies:

·         Onshore

Ø  Draft Tube Elbow, liner and Embedment for Unit No. 5, 6 and 7 received at Site.

 

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

Ø  Stator Frame (U#5) and Embedment for spiral casing & Stay ring of U#5 and U#6 have been received at site.

Ø  02 Nos. EOT crane except crab assembly of crane No.2 and 01 No. EOT crane for Butterfly Valve Chamber with runway rails and all Embedment have been received at site.

Ø  BFV U/S Sleeve for U#6 and 7 received at site.

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

 

·         Off-shore

Ø  Stator bars for Unit-5 and 6 has been received and stored at Rishikesh.

Ø  Turbine Shaft for Unit No. 5 received and stored at site.

Ø  GIS and GIB equipmentsout of 08 lots, 06 lots received at Site. 01 lot is in transit and expected to reach at Mumbai port on 02.02.15 and 01 lot is under manufacturing stage.

 

HM supplies:

Ø  Steel plates about 7213 MT received at site against planned quantity of 9800MT.

 

b.    Status of Erection/fabrication:

 

EM Erection:

Ø  Service Bay: Embedments for EOT Crane fixed and   concreting of the same has been completed in the 53M length on U/S & D/s crane beam.

 

Ø  Unit#5 area: Fixing of Embedments for 33 m length on U/s & D/s crane beam has been completed.

 

HM Fabrication works: Fabrication of Penstock Steel liners (lower horizontal portion) is under progress.

 

Physical progress of project works executed till the reporting month of Jan-15 is attached as Annexure-I.

 

Issues to be Resolved

 

Stoppage of Work at Asena quarry

 

Suspension of all mining related activities in Asena Quarry, since 1st April’13 still continues. As per the decision in the CCI PMG 5th and 6th meetings on 11.08.2014 and 7.11.2014 respectively, revised Environment Clearance from SEIAA was provided on 3rd Jan-15 but suspension still not revoked.

 

Non availability of Asena Quarry

 

·         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.It has also led to delay in  installation of Crushing Plant.

·         Lease of Asena quarry is valid upto 13.02.15. Distt.  Administration being regularly perused for revoking the suspension of mining from Asena Quarry and to extend the lease.

 

5      Ha. Land diversion for dumping area at Village Chopra:

·         5 Ha. Land diversion case for dumping area at Village Chopra is pending. The Issue was raised by THDCIL in 6th CCI PMG Meeting held on 07.11.14.The Committee directed that DM should resolve the issue of land for dumping immediately. Matter regularly being followed up but permission is still awaited.    

 

8.0  Commissioning Schedule:

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

 

9.0  Expenditure on the Project

Expenditure incurred on Tehri PSP Project till Jan’15 is  ` 1079.09Cr. This is including IDC & FC of ` 74.88 Cr.

 

10.0               Budget Estimate V/S Expenditure

 

During Jan’15, an expenditure of `41.65 Cr. has been incurred on Tehri PSP against revised budget estimate of `118.85Cr.  while Cumulative expenditure upto Jan’15 is           ` 386.75 Cr against revised budget estimate of ` 455.16 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

11

Declaration of 80.507 Ha. Land as protected forest

26.08.2014

 

 

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  372 RM out of 415 RM.

 

Rehabilitation & Resettlement :

 

THDC India Ltd has formulated a Rehabilitation & Resettlement policy (R&R Policy) for the Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project. The Policy is based on the National Rehabilitation & Resettlement Policy 2007 (NRRP-2007) incorporating the better features considering the World Bank Guidelines on Involuntary Settlement and needs and expectations of the stakeholders. 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 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 among 58 PAFs. Out of the 58 PAFs, 54 PAFs have received 2nd installment and out of these 54 PAFs, 14 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 Rs.10 Lacs each after demolishing their houses. In addition, 01 PAF has received part payment of Rs. 6 lacs (Released in two Installments). The PAF`s are already residing in their alternate houses at Mayapur.

·         Apart from above, R&R assistance of Rs.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 Responsibilities:

 

·         Various skills upgradation & 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. The tailoring and machine knitting training program undertaken for 30 women from Village Helong has been completed.

 

·         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. In addition, 6 (six) Project Affected youths, 2 each from Haat and Jaisal and 1 each from Naurakh and Palla have completed training on Excavator Operation from GMR foundation, New Delhi in Dec.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.

 

·         The Scholarship Policy of VPHEP is in the process of implementation ever since its introduction in 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 said Scheme. During the Academic Year 2014-15, 1st installment of Scholarship comprising three categories have been disbursed to 161 students. The students benefitted during the current academic year comprise of 82 Girls & 79 Boys. An amount of ` 1,75,700 stands disbursed towards 1st Installment.

                                                                

Other Activities:

 

English Medium Senior Secondary School: THDCIL is planning to open an English Medium Senior Secondary School in Village Bandh Area. Band Vikas Samiti is facilitating transfer of requisite land for establishment of School. During the concluding day of Band Vikas Mela on 26th Dec., 2014, Hon`ble Chief Minister of Uttrakhand assured  immediate action by State Govt. on transfer of Land for English Medium School proposed for Construction by THDCIL. 

 

Awareness Camp on HIV / AIDS: Awareness Camp on HIV / AIDS for Labor / Workmen was organized at Dam Site, Helong on November 26th, 2014. During the Camp, the Workmen engaged with construction activities were appraised about the Facts & Myths on HIV / AIDS including the necessary precautions required combating AIDS. Pamphlets, Brochures etc. obtained from Uttrakhand State Aids Control (USACS) were distributed to the Work force.

 

Band Vikas Mela: The Mela, signifying Industrial, Agricultural, Cultural heritage of Band Area is being organized in the Month of December each year. The Mela provides a platform towards display of Art & Culture of local community of Band Area and is witnessed by large population from Project affected Area of VPHEP. The Mela provides livelihood opportunity among local Population apart from gaining knowledge on various schemes being demonstrated by various Government Agencies.

 

THDCIL, VPHEP has been following the trend to install a stall. During the current Mela, various Reports on Social, Environmental & Technical viz. R&R Policy, RAP, EIA / EMP, Technical Reports etc. were displayed. Awareness on GRC & Women Safety was also undertaken and pamphlets etc were distributed to visitors. VPHE Project Operation was also demonstrated through animation during the Mela.      

 

 Infrastructure works:

 

·         All four bridges, approach roads to bridges, colony area, Dam site and Power house site, have been completed.                                                                   

·         Most of the infrastructure development works have been completed.  

·         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 and subsequent monsoon of 2014, road leading to Dam Site Substation was damaged severely and work of Substation at Dam Site got delayed. Now the road leading to Dam site Substation has been repaired and made motorable. The work of Dam Site Substation has commenced. Sub-station building at Power House is ready for installation of equipments.

                                                                                                                            

7.0 PROJECT STATUS : Project is being executed through two separate EPC contracts and one Design Review Consultancy Package.

 

1.    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.

2.    Civil works and Hydro - Mechanical works :

    

      Civil & HM works awarded to M/S HCC Ltd and Agreement has been signed on 17.01.2014 amounting to INR 1597 Cr (appx.). Contractor has mobilised the work at  various fronts and the progress is as under: 

·         With a progress of 67 RM during the month, heading excavation in Diversion Tunnel has been done upto 282 RM length (out of total length 490 RM). Rock support measures are in progress.

 

·         After completing excavation of top Adit up to Desilting Chamber 1 (DC1), excavation work in DC 1 is in progress. Excavation of lower Adit to Desilting Chamber 1 in a length of 60 RM (out of 130 RM) has been completed. Adit to Intake Structure in a length of 111 RM (total length 240 RM) has been completed. Rock support measures are also in progress.

 

·         Development of Platform for Adit 1 to HRT has been completed. Portal development work is in progress.

 

·         Open Excavation work / lowering of bench upto EL 1076 m achieved. Portal development work of Ventilation Tunnel (VT) is in progress. Under-ground excavation of VT is expected to be started shortly.

·         Open excavation at TRT outlet area is in progress.

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

 

 

The matter of frequent stoppage of work by the local people was strongly raised by THDCIL in the 6th CCI PMG meeting held on 07.11.2014. Subsequent to a meeting held on 13.12.2014 in the office of DM, Chamoli wherein SP, Chamoli, CDO and representatives of THDCIL and local villagers were present, the work resumed on all the fronts.

Some of the residents of village Haat and Harsaari were obstructing construction works at Power House Site. THDCIL filed a civil suit (38/2014 dated 20.12.2014) in the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division), District Court, Gopeswar, District Chamoli, requesting  for order to restrain the respondents from creating any obstruction. Honb’le Court on 23rd December 2014 passed orders for temporary injunction upto 31st January 2015 which has further been extended upto 21.02.2015.

 

As per the decision in the CCI PMG meetings, for ensuring timely resolution of contingencies encountered during smooth execution and timely implementation of Hydro Electric Projects in Uttarakhand, bi-level coordination committees (Janpad Level headed by Sabha Sachiv, Distt. Chamoli and Mandal Level headed by Commissioner, Garhwal ) have been constituted by Secretary (Energy), GoUK.

In case the issues are not resolved at Janpad level committee, the same shall be recommended to Mandal level committee for decision.

     Regular support of Distt. Administration is required to prevent stoppage of work by the local people.                

 

3.    Electro - Mechanical works :

 

The Electro-mechanical works have been awarded to Ms BHEL, Noida and contract has been entered into on 18.11.2014 for total Contract Price of          ` 360.36 Cr. and US$ 10.20 million with a completion period of 48 months w.e.f. 18.11.2014. Mobilization Advance of ` 33.71 Cr. and US $ 1.02 Million (appx.) has been released to M/s BHEL in Jan.’2015.

 

 

8.0 EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

The expenditure incurred on VPHEP Project till Jan-15 is ` 571.03 Cr. including IDC & FC of  ` 25.23 Cr.

9.0 COMMISSIONING SCHEDULE:

1.     

The project was originally conceived to be commissioned within 54 months from the award of Civil and HM works i.e. by July’2018. Contract for Electro-mechanical works could be signed in November’2014 with a completion period of 48 months i. e. by  Nov.’2018. A Master Control Network dovetailing the Civil, HM and EM Works is being prepared for effective  follow up on interfacing issues and over all Project monitoring.

 

10.0 BUDGET ESTIMATE V/S EXPENDITURE:

During Jan’15, an expenditure of `. 50.58 Cr. has been incurred on VPHEP against revised budget estimate of `52.07 Cr. while cumulative expenditure upto Jan’15 is `91.72 Cr. against revised budget estimate of ` 120.86 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.

·         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 65 MW 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.

 

,

 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 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 also 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. in the meeting, CWLW,GoUK has agreed for withdrawal of the proposal of Survey & investigation as the project lies outside the protected area.

 

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 (2ndStage) 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 was issued on 2nd June-14. Cutting of trees is in progress by the Forest deptt. and anticipated  to be completed by 20th Feb’15.

·         The work for Civil Package has been awarded to M/s Sew Infrastructure Limited for ` 94.93 Cr on 30.10.14. Agreement has been signed on 24th Dec’14. Mobilization has been started.

·         For Electro-Mechanical package, Bid documents have been issued to five    prequalified bidders on 12.01.15, with date of submission of bid on 26.02.15.

 

·         NIT for Hydro- Mechanical package has been published on 16th Jan’15 with date of submission of bid on 3rd March’15.

·         NIT for construction of 8 no. type-II Quarters, Field Hostel cum Guest House and Office Building was published on 16th Oct-14 with submission date of bids on 17th Nov-14. Techno-Commercial bids has been opened on extended date 27th

Dec’2014. Three parties have participated in two works (i.e. 8 no. type-II Quarters & Office Building) and two parties in one work (i.e. Field Hostel cum Guest House). Evaluation of bids is under progress. Price bids are likely to be opened by 2nd week of Feb’15.

 

EXPENDITURE ON THE PROJECT:

Expenditure incurred by the corporation on Dhukwan HEP till Jan’15 is ` 24.35Cr.

 

BUDGET ESTIMATE v/s EXPENDITURE

 

During Jan’15, an expenditure of ` 0.25Cr. has been incurred on Dhukwan HEP against revised budget estimate provision of ` 4.98Cr. while Cumulative expenditure upto Jan’15 is ` 6.45 Cr against revised budget estimate of ` 11.84Cr.

 

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.

 

·         The validity of Terms of References (ToR) issued by MoEF has been extended upto 26th October, 2015. MoEF has also amended the layout of project, utilizing entire plot of 1,200 acres land, with future expansion of  3rd unit of 660MW.

 

·         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.

·            Material for PIB note seeking recommendation of PIB for incurring expenditure of            ` 585.82 crore towards pre-investment activities covering preparation of PFR/DPR including surveys/ investigations required for the project, conducting EIA study,   land acquisition, re-routing of National Highway-91, diverting village roads and expenditure for secure possession of the land has been submitted in Ministry of Power, GoI on dated 10th Oct’ 2014. Reply to the queries raised by IFD division, Ministry of Power, has been submitted to Ministry of Power on 24/11/2014. Reply to further queries, raised by IFD division, Ministry of Power, have been submitted to Ministry of Power on 17/12/2014.

·         The layout and DPR of the project has been revised for the implementation 2x660MW project with provision of 3rd unit of 660MW capacity in future.

 

·         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 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. Also a meeting is held with Jt. Secy./ CE, WRD, GoMH by Addl. GM, Pune on 08.10.2014.

·         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 31st meeting held from 12th -13th Aug’2014 has cleared the proposal for Survey & Investigation of Humbarli Pumped  Storage Project (2X 200 MW) in consultation with Wild Life Department.

·         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.

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 Dt. 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.

·         A meeting to review the status of DPRs of Hydro electric Project was held on 29.10.2014 under the chairmanship of chairman, CWC and member (Hydro) in CEA.

·         The quantities of C & J Works have been submitted to CEA on 20.11.14 for their checking. Clearance from CEA is awaited. Observation of CEA received vide letter dated 13.01.2015 have been clarified on 29.01.2015. Reply on the comments on construction methodology and equipment planning shall be finalized subsequent to clearance from CEA on Quantity of C & J works

 

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 incorporating 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 and expected to be completed by Dec’14. Thereafter, the final EIA/ EMP report will be submitted to NEC.

 

·         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.

 

·         Final EIA & EMP report for Bunaka HEP has been sent to Department of Hydropower & Power Systems MoEA, RGoB, Thimphu on 28.01.2015, for perusal.

·         Since site activities for present mandate has been completed, Bhutan Office of THDCIL has been closed from 30th Nov’14.

 

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”. Since the earlier tender had been cancelled due to non-withdrawal of significant deviations taken by the bidder, fresh tender with revised terms and conditions was invited on 01.10.2014. Pre-bid meeting was held on 29.10.2014. Clarifications to various queries raised by the bidders were issued on 16.01.2015. Bid submission date has been extended upto 25.02.2015.

 

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.

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

 

 

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 re-submitted to UPNEDA on 14.11.2014 for finalization. The matter is being followed up with GoUP.

 

Efforts are being made to pursue opportunities for promoting 250 MW Solar farm as part of initiative being taken by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).  

 

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 Jan’15 is ` 92.24Crs.

 

BUDGET ESTIMATE V/S EXPENDITURE

 

During Jan’15, an expenditure of `0.69Cr. has been incurred on New Projects against revised budget estimate provision of `1.83Cr. while cumulative expenditure upto Jan’15 is            ` 8.05Cr. against revised budget estimate of  ` 10.85Cr.

 

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FROM GOVT. OF INDIA

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

 

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 (EC) given by SEIAA Uttarakhand on 31.05.2014 and decision taken in 5th & 6th CCI PMG meeting held on 11.08.14 and 07.11.14 respectively. Wherein, it has been decided that SEIAA shall modify the EC allowing drilling & blasting at Asena for excavation of quartzite rock. THDCIL vide letter dtd. 28.11.14 has also requested Member Secretary, SEIAA, GoUK to expeditiously arrange the modified EC.

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

 

VPHEP (444MW)

·         Regular support of Distt. Administration is required to prevent stoppage of work by the local people

 

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.

KOTESHWAR HEP (400 MW)

·         Declaration of prohibited area around Koteshwar project.

 

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FROM GOVT. OF UTTAR PRADESH

KHURJA STPP

Expedite the transfer of 1200.843 acres of land.

 
             
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