WBPDCL plans 1000 MW Turga hydel project

West Bengal Power Development Corp Ltd is planning to set up a Turga Pumped Storage Scheme to harness around 1000 MW of hydel power through 4 pumps with a capacity of 250 MW each. The project envisages the construction of Upper Dam (C.A. 8.29 Sq. Km) across Turga Nala, a tributary of Subarnarekha river and a water conductor system with an underground Power House on the downstream of Upper Dam and a Lower Dam having intermediate catchment of 4.37 sq. km ( total C.A. 12.66 sq.km ). The project is a Close Loop type Pumped Storage Scheme.

As of May 2017, CEA has provided approval for the project and an amount of Rs. 4,650.99 crore has been allotted for the project. The state government will contribute 15 percent of the project cost, while the remaining amount will be met through external aid as loan from JICA ( Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA). The deadline for the project is 81 months.

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