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Arunachal Pradesh to increase Demwe Lower HEP from 1630 MW to 1750 MW

Arunachal Pradesh to increase capacity of Demwe Lower hydel power generation unit from 1630 MW to 1750 MW. The project was earlier planned as lower and upper Demme HEP’s to avoid submergence of Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary. It was the CEA which observed the unutilized head of approximately 13 meter between FRL of Demwe Lower Hydroelectric Project (i.e. 420 m)and TRT level of Demwe Upper Hydroelectric Project (i.e. 433 m) which can be utilized to increase the hydro power potential. Now, further clearance are awaited.

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The project has achieved green nod from the environmental ministry, after the minister has overuled the high powered committee decision. Sources said, the project has to be built without any delay before neighbouring states build their dams, which in case will provide first user rights to India as per international norms. The state government has conveyed its strong support to the project to ensure its water and energy security.

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