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Saturday, 08 June, 2013

 

Energy Sector

Manipur is richly endowed with considerable Hydro Power Potential. However, barely 108.2 MW has been harnessed in the form of one medium project and micro projects. The Loktak Hydro Electric Project (3x35 MW) commissioned in 1984 is so far the main source of power supply in the State. 

The State Government has so far been following the guidelines and policy of Government of India for power generation programmes to be implemented by the Private Sector Units. In addition to the Fiscal and Promotional incentives of the Govt. of India for participation by Private Sector Institutions/ Companies in the generation and supply from generating stations the State Government is making preparation to frame a policy of its own to further facilitate private participation and investment in the field of Generation, Transmission and Distribution. The Government has given top priority consideration on generation to develop hydro power potential as one of the major industries. It has decided to invite private investors in the Generation industry.

The Government of Manipur welcomes private participation in the following projects:-

1.  Pabram HE Project:

The project is located near Tamenglong Khunjao in Tamenglong District, Manipur at a distance of about 21 Km from Tamenglong District Head Qtr. It is a storage scheme and aims to utilize the inflow of Barak River. The project envisages construction of a 122m high concrete gravity dam having a gross storage of 921.30 M Cum. The catchment area of the river at dam site is 2449 Sq. Km. A head race tunnel having a diameter of 7.5 m and 6.5 Km long is to be constructed to take the water from the reservoir to the Power House. The proposed Power house shall be having an installed capacity of 190 MW with two units of 95 MW each. The Project has also other components like spillway with a discharging capacity of 12145 cumecs, intake tunnel of 7.5 m dia., a 143 m high surge shaft of 18 m dia. And two nos. of penstocks each having 4.4 m dia. PFR of the project has been prepared and is readily available. Survey and Investigation work is yet to be started.

2. Irang HE-Project:

The project site is located near Taobam village on NH-53 in Tamenglong District. It is a storage scheme and envisages construction of a 104m high earthen Dam across Irang River. The power house to be constructed at the toe of the dam shall be having an installed capacity of 60MW with 4(four) units of 15MW each. Survey & Investigation of the project is presently in the advance stage. Formulation of DPR of the project is targeted during 2010-11.

3. Tuivai HE-Project:

The project site is located near Dailkhai village in Thanlon Sub-Division of Churachandpur District. It is a storage scheme and aims to utilize the inflow of Tuivai River, a tributary of Barak. The project envisages construction of 110m high earthen dam with a gross storage of 380.80M cum. The proposed power house to be constructed at the toe of the dam shall be having an installed capacity of 51 MW with three units of 17 MW each. Survey and Investigation of the project is expected to be completed during 2011-12 and its DPR shall be formulated during the same year.

4. Nungleiband HE Project:

The project is proposed to be taken up near Nungleiband village in Tamenglong District. It is a run off the river scheme and aims to utilise the tail race discharge of existing Loktak HE Project and the inflow of Leimatak River which is a tributary of Barak River. The project envisages construction of a 28m high barrage and 14m long head race tunnel. The power house shall be having an installed capacity of 70 MW with two units of 35MW each. The annual energy generation is 363.95 M U. The total project cost is Rs.7200.40 million approximately based on June 2007 Price Level. The generation cost works out as Rs. 3.30 per unit.

5. Khongnem Chakha Project:

The project is located near Maram Centre in Senapati District, Manipur. It is at the upper reach of the Barak River. The project envisages construction of a 52 m high concrete gravity dam and 15 Km long head race tunnel of 3.5 m diameter. The power house shall be having an installed capacity of 67 MW with two units of 33.5 MW each. PFR of the project has been prepared and the Survey and Investigation is yet to be started. In addition, the State also has taken up irrigation projects with power generation component, like Thoubal Multipurpose project, which has 7.5 MW power components. Companies may consider collaborating with the State Government to tap the power from such projects.

 

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