Avalanche damages NTPC’s Tapovan hydropower project in Uttarakhand

Floods due to a glacier burst in Uttarakhand have damaged a part of NTPC Limited’s 520 MW under-construction Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower project. …

Apart from the Tapovan project, the Pipal Koti (4×111 MW) project of THDC India Limited, and Vishnuprayag (400 MW) project of Jaypee Group have also faced damages. The 13.2 MW Rishi Ganga small hydro power project which is on the upper stream of the Alaknanda river was the first to face the brunt of the avalanche. The debris from the plant caused damage to other units downstream.

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