Saturday, June 16, 2007


PHOTO-Sikkim Chief Minister Dr.Pawan Chamling with NHPC Charman S.K.Garg

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC) has signed Agreements with the Government of Sikkim for execution of 495 MW (3 x 165 MW) Teesta Stage -IV and 210 MW (3 x 70 MW) Lachen Hydroelectric Projects. Both these Projects are located in North Sikkim District of Sikkim. These Projects have been handed over to NHPC for development on Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) basis. The Agreements were signed on 1st March, 2006 at Gangtok by Shri D.D. Pradhan, Principal Chief Engineer-cum-Secretary, Energy and Power Department on behalf of Government of Sikkim and by Shri S.K. Garg, Chairman and Managing Director on behalf of NHPC in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Pawan Chamling.
NHPC has already commissioned 60 MW (3 x 20 MW) Rangit Power Station in Sikkim from where power is being supplied to the States of Sikkim, West Bengal, Orissa & Bihar and NHPC has also undertaken 510 MW (3 x 170 MW) Teesta Stage -V Hydroelectric Project in the State of Sikkim, which is under advance stage of construction.