8 Sep ; To attract small hydro power developers in the State, developer’s interactive meet is being organized by NVDA at New Delhi on 10th Sept. 2010. The Vice Chairman NVDA informed that NVDA had conducted a survey and investigation to know small power potential in the valley. These survey revealed that there are about 182 sites where 186 MW power potential can be exploited through small and mini hydro power projects. All these sites would be of upto 25 MW power potential. As per the policy of the State Govt. to boost small hydro power projects through private sector, a developer’s meet is being organized in New Delhi.
The developers meet at CBIP conference hall, Malcha Marg, Chankyapuri, New Delhi would be addressed by The Chairman NVDA, K.L. Agrawal, Minister renewable energy Ajay Bishnoi, Vice Chairman O.P.Rawat and senior Power Engineers of NVDA. The developers would be explained in length the technical and policy aspects and facilities available to private developers. It may be mentioned here that NVDA had already commissioned major hydro power projects in the valley to exploit 2476 MW of hydro power out of total estimated 3201.4 MW potential estimated in the valley. The ongoing major projects would create power potential of 407 MW. Remaining untapped hydro power potential would be exploited through Small, Mini and Micro hydro power projects.
The meet is being organized in association with Ministry of new and renewable energy Govt. of India, Indian renewable energy development agency New Delhi along with Central Board of Irrigation and Power New Delhi. It is to note here that there is untapped hydro power potential in the country as much as 15000 MW. Out of this untapped potential Madhya Pradesh has 400 MW untapped hydro power potential till now.