Areva T&D India’s transmission business, now part of Alstom Grid*, has been awarded a contract worth 223 MINR from North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) for the supply of a switchyard and transformers package for Pare Hydro Electric project 2x55 MW (110 MW), located in the Papumpare District of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
With increasing use of renewable sources, India continues to diversify its energy mix, strengthening its transmission system. The country was one of the pioneering countries in establishing hydro-electric power plants with the first dam established at Darjeeling and Shimsha (Shivanasamudra) during the last century. The Pare hydro project will provide a more efficient and dependable supply of electricity: 12% of power generated by the dam will feed directly into the state of Arunachal Pradesh helping to reduce scarcity of power.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Areva T&D India shared, “We are proud of our association with North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) in developing Green Energy Solutions for the region through this highly advanced substation solution for this Hydro Electric project. Areva T&D India is committed to providing highly advanced global solutions for customers in India to support clean energy.”