State-owned power producer SJVN Ltd announced on Monday that the Arunachal Pradesh government has allocated five hydro projects with a combined capacity of 5,097 MW to the company. Following the termination of pacts with private developers due to their perceived disinterest in project execution, this allocation represents a substantial uplift for SJVN, a key player in India’s hydropower sector. The government has now entrusted these projects to central public sector undertakings (PSUs), encompassing SJVN, NEEPCO, NHPC, and THDC.
All five projects are strategically located in the Dibang river basin, promising efficient resource utilization and timely completion.
The allotted projects include the 3097 MW Etalin, 680 MW Attunli, 500 MW Emini, 420 MWAmulin, and 400 MW Mihumdon units, as disclosed in an exchange filing.
The ambitious development of these projects will necessitate an investment of more than Rs 50,000 crore and is expected to result in a significant reduction of approximately 1.1 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year.