CEA permits JSW Energy to uprate KarchamWangtoo HEP

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has granted permission to JSW Energy to uprate the capacity of itsKarchamWangtoo Hydro Electric Project (HEP) from 1,000 MW to 1,091 MW.

The uprating will be done in a phased manner. Increasing from 1,000 MW to 1,045 MW will be achieved in the first phase for two monsoon seasons in 2021 and 2022. Thereafter, in the next phase, uprating to 1,091 MW will be achieved. This capacity uprating has been done by about 9 per cent to 1,091 MW without any additional capital expenditure and is expected improve the project’s earnings.