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India's Chamera III hydro achieves synchronization and full load

Chamera III hydro power plant three 77 MW units has been synchronized and achieved full load.

Alstom has completed commissioning of this project 3 weeks ahead of schedule against a three months allotted and the first synchronization coincided with same day when water was made available for the first day, after dam reached the required level on-site.

With a total of 233.6 MW, the 3 units have already been handed over officially to the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, which has also declared start of commercial operation.

Situated on the river Ravi in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Chamera III is the first project executed on turnkey basis by Alstom from his Indian Unit of Vadodara which has reached commercial operation.

Complete turbine, generator, main inlet valve, governing, control & protection systems were designed, manufactured and supplied from Vadodara.

The Chamera stage-III project, a run-of-the-river scheme, will generate 1108.17 million units annually during a 90% dependable year.

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