As per Power and Electricity Department officials, Mizoram to develop 5 hydropower plants with a total generation capacity of 800 Megawatts. The Mizoram government has prepared Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the state’s five hydroelectric power facilities. Four additional planned hydroelectric projects are now being investigated and in the strategic pipeline.
Mizoram has the capacity to generate 4,000 MW of hydroelectricity, according to state power minister R Lalzirliana. Lalzirliana met with Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati and reviewed strategies aimed at increasing electricity generation in the state. At the meeting, R Lalzirliana informed the governor that the state generates around 10 MW of power, which is far less than the state’s energy demand.
The P&E Department officials and engineers informed Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati about the proposed power projects on Monday, and he asked P&E Department Commissioner-and-Secretary H. Lalengmawia and other officials and engineers, to discuss the proposed power projects with the Union Power Ministry to fine-tune the DPRs and to inform the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati also tweeted about a review meeting that was held on the state’s hydroelectric power generating potential, and authorities provided a PowerPoint presentation concerning projects under study and updated on the power generation capacity and strategy at Raj Bhawan.
According to a P&E Department official, Detailed Project Reports for the Tuival HEP (210 MW), Bairabi Dam Project (80 MW), Tuirini HEP (24 MW), Kolodyne-II HEP (460 MW), and Tuivawl HEP have already been created (24 MW).
Mizoram currently has no significant power projects, and the state imports power from four regional power plants in Tripura, spending over Rs. 400 crores per year on power purchases from outside sources. The Governor also advised the P&E Department to look into the possibilities of using the resources of big PSUs to carry out some of the proposed projects.
As Mizoram to develop 5 hydropower plants with a total generation capacity of 800 Megawatts, one can expect massive growth in the region. It will assure a reliable and long-term supply of power to its people and industry. These hydropower facilities will provide jobs both during building and operation, helping to strengthen the local economy.
Source: Raj Bhavan Mizoram