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Saturday, 08 June, 2013



Manipur gets its share of power from the Central Sector Power plants located in the North Eastern Region. The share of power for the State from the Central sector power plants including the shares from the unallocated share of power of the Central Projects is 122.52 MW when the plants are operated at their full capacity. The present requirement of the State is 170MW during peak hours; whereas the availability of power from Central Sector Power plants varies from 45 MW during summer off peak to 119MW during monsoon peak. 

Manipur has substantial hydro power potential of about 2000 MW, which is sufficient not only to meet the local requirement for domestic and industrial uses but leave surplus for marketing outside. The State Power Department has so far identified about a dozen of hydro power potential sites in the State and they are at different stages of implementation. Some of these sites are shown in the table below:-

SL Name of Project Capacity(MW)
1 Loktak Down Stream HE-Project 66
2 Tipaimukh HE-Project 1500
3 Pabram HE-Project 2x95
4 Irang HE-Project 4x15
5 Tuivai HE-Project 3x17
6. Nungleiband HE-Project 2x35
7 Khongnem Chakha HE-Project 2x33.5

Out of the projects listed above, the Loktak Downstream HE Project shall be taken up shortly by Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corporation Limited a Joint Venture Company between NHPC Ltd. and Govt. of Manipur with 74% and 26% equity participation respectively. While, Tipaimukh HE(M) Project is also being taken up by a Joint Venture Company to be formed between NHPC Ltd., SJVN Ltd. and Govt. of Manipur with 69%, 26% and 5% equity participation respectively.

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