Himachal Pradesh: NHPC Modernises 180 MW Baira Siul Power Station Built In 1982

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd has indigenously renovated and modernised 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 under commercial operation since 1 April 1982 and had completed its useful life of 35 years.

“The renovation and modernisation of all three units has been successfully completed. NHPC commenced commercial operation of Unit 2 and Unit 1 on 00:00 Hours of 29 December 2019 and 00:00 Hours of 7 November 2020 respectively,” the Ministry of Power said.

“Unit 3 has been declared under commercial operation on 00:00 Hours of 31 August 2021. NHPC has commenced commercial operation of all the three Units (3 x 60 MW) of Baira Siul Power Station,” the official statement added. 

The life of Baira Siul Power Station has now been extended by another 25 years.

NHPC Limited presently has an installation base of 7,071.2 MW from 24 power stations on an ownership basis, including projects taken up in Joint Venture.

NHPC is presently engaged in constructing six projects aggregating to a total installed capacity of 5,774 MW.