State-owned BHEL today said it has commissioned third unit of the 4×40 mw Teesta Low Dam hydroelectric project stage-IV in West Bengal.
The final unit of the project is also in advanced stages of execution, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said in a filing to BSE. A run-of-the-river greenfield project located in Darjeeling district on Teesta river, it is being set up by NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation). Power generation from project will result in reduction of green-house gas emissions and will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation, the statement said. The order for electrical and mechanical (E&M) works for four units of 40 mw each was placed on BHEL by NHPC. BHEL’s scope of work in the project comprised design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of complete E&M works, including vertical shaft kaplan turbines and matching generators.