The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on Tuesday said it would suffer a loss of Rs 84.41 crore due to the shutdown of 120 MW Sewa-II power station in Jammu and Kashmir till March 31, 2021.
“Anticipated financial loss due to the shutdown will be Rs 84.41 crore,” a BSE filing said. Last week, the company had informed that the Sewa-II power station (120 MW) in J&K has been under complete shutdown from September 25, 2020, to March 31, 2021, for damage to head race tunnel (HRT). The HRT carries water from intake to a power house for electricity generation.
“The shutdown will cause tentative loss of 157.4 million units (MUs) in generation (design energy) and 35.61 per cent in NAPAF (Normative Annual Plant Availability Factor),” it had stated.
The Sewa-II power station (3 X 40 MW) is a run-of-the-river project with a small ‘pondage’ to harness the hydro power potential of the Sewa river.
It is located in Kathua district. — PTI