MICRO HYDEL PROJECTS
To exploit small Hydro potential available at various falls in the Canals running in Punjab State , four Micro Hydel Projects have already been commissioned at Rohti, Thuhi, Daudhar & Nidampur.The detail of Micro Power Houses is given as under:
|Sr. No||Name of Micro Power Houses||No. of Units||Capacity of each unit (KW)||Installed Capacity (KW)||Year of commissioning|
- Nidampur Power House is situated on Ghaggar branch Canal near Village Nidampur on Patiala-Sangrur Highway .
- Daudhar Power House is situated at Ajitwal-Badnikalan rural link road on Abohar branch Canal near Moga town.
- Rohti Power House is situated on Patiala-Nabha road at a distance of 19 KMs from Patiala on Ghaggar link Canal.
- Thuhi Power House is situated on Ghaggar branch Canal near village Thuhi at the distance from 4 KMs from Nabha Town.
|a.||Turbine||KAPLAN (Horizontal Shaft)|
|b.||Step-up Transformer||0.4/11 KV|
|c.||Generator Type||Horizontal Shaft|
|d.||Water Head||9.84 ft. for 2X400 KW (Capacity) 13.12 ft. for 3X500 KW (Capacity)|
GENERATION ACHIEVEMENTS (In MUs):
|Sr. No.||Year||Nidampur||Daudhar||Rohti||Thuhi||Generation in (MUs)|
The Operation & Mtc. of all the four Micro Power Houses was handed over to M/S DSL Powers (P) Ltd., Ludhiana on lease basis for 10 (ten) years w.e.f. 11.07.05. The firm failed to restore generation in Rohti Power House, Thuhi Power House was operated upto 30.11.2008 , Nidampur and Daudhar Power Houses were operated upto 31.5.2010.
Due to various violations on the part of contractor, BODs of PSPCL in its 10th meeting held on 13.4.2011, decided to terminate the O&M Contract Agreement no. 47 dt. 27.5.2004 signed with M/s DSL Powers, Pvt. Ltd., Ludhiana Accordingly the contract of the firm stands terminated and the projects are lying unoperational because the firm had refused to hand over the micro power houses back to PSPCL as per provisions of the contract. All the projects have been taken back from contractor. Now M/s PEDA has shown interest to take over these power houses. PSPCL has also decided to transfer these plants to M/s PEDA. The process of transfer of 4 no. MHPs to PEDA is under progress.