Mukerian Hydel Project Stage-II (18 MW)

Sr. No. Parameter Remarks
1) Location To be situated at RD- 880M of newly built channel of approx, 3.5 Km length, off taking from RD-35500m of Mukerian Hydel Channel of MHP Stage-I of maximum carrying capacity 11,500 Cusecs.
2) Main Features: ·        Project envisages to provide a permanent outfall structure for the Mukerian Hydel Channel Stage-I in to river Beas & additionally to generate power.

·        The water immersed horizontal bulb generator was a new technology for BHEL and most of major components were imported.

3) No. of Power Houses. One
4) No. of Units: Two
5) Total generating capacity 2x 9 = 18 MW
6) Designed net Head: Approx. 8.23M
7) Design Discharge: 311.485 cumecs
8) Type of Development Run-of-the canal
9) Commissioning: Sept. 2014
10) Cost of Project: Approx. 302.43 Cr.
11) Total energy contribution annually 137.3 Mus  Annually in addition  saved by preventing annual forced closure of MHC-I for stone crate dumping (137.3MUs)
12) Cost per unit: Approx. Rs. 1.92 per unit
13) Cost of the Project: Rs. 302.43Crore (Approx.)
14) Present status i)  Funds for execution have been arranged as loan from REC.

ii)  The Electro mechanical works are being executed by BHEL on EPC basis for which order was placed in May-2004.

iii) During the construction and excavation activities problem of excess underground water was experienced due to eruption of artesian well which caused delays.

iv)  PSPCL, had rectified the site related civil works problems in 2011 & again allowed BHEL in 08/2011 to complete the project by Sept, 2013 i.e. by allowing 24 months period as allowed initially in 2004, but the project got delayed due to import of major components and new technology etc.

v)   BHEL had finally fixed the completion date as 6/2016 and later revised the completion date to 3/2017. Thus project was likely to be completed in   2016/17. However BHEL could only complete one 9 MW unit (COD: 06.06.2017) and the completion of second unit is now expected in 12/2017.