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Andamans plant dedicated to nation

The 5.25MW Kalpong hydro plant in Andaman and Nicobar Island, India, has been commissioned.

The National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) took up the project for construction as a deposit work and commissioned it in a record time of 36 months -15 months ahead of schedule.

Kalpong is the first hydro project in Andaman and Nicobard Islands, which are presently supplied with power generated by diesel gensets. It will have a 34m high and 138m long concrete dam, a 27m high and 146m long rockfill dam, 300m longlink channel, 133m long tunnel, three penstocks and powerhouse with three 1.75MW units and a switchyard.