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Baira Siul Power Station

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  • September 7, 2021
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Baira Siul Power Station

Part of: Prelims and GS – I- Geography

Context: The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd, has indigenously renovated & modernized its 180 MW Baira Siul Power Station and commenced commercial operations.

  • The project is in Chamba in Himachal Pradesh.
  • The Baira Siul Power Station is NHPC’s first power station which was under commercial operation since 1st April 1982 and had completed its useful life of 35 years.
  • The life of Baira Siul Power Station has now been extended by another 25 years.

About NHPC

  • NHPC is enterprise of Central Government incorporated with an objective to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects.
  • Established: 1975
  • Besides, hydroelectric power the company has expanded its objects to include other sources of energy like Solar, Geothermal, Tidal, Wind etc.
  • At present, NHPC is a Mini Ratna Category-I Enterprise of the Central Government with an authorised share capital of Rs. 1,50,000 Million

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