NHPC inks MoU with Maharashtra Government

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NHPC-inks-MoU-with-Maharashtra-GovernmentState-owned NHPC Limited has announced its collaboration with the Department of Energy, Maharashtra government through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 7 June. 

An overview of the news

  • The primary objective of this partnership is to establish Energy Storage Systems, specifically Pumped Storage Systems, alongside other Renewable Energy Sources like Solar, Wind, and Hybrid, with a total combined capacity of 7,350 MW.

  • The introduction of energy storage systems, such as Pumped Storage Systems, is crucial for storing excess energy during periods of low demand and utilizing it during peak hours. 

  • These systems play a vital role in ensuring a reliable and uninterrupted power supply. 

  • They contribute to grid stability, enable efficient energy management, and facilitate the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the power grid.

  • By combining pumped storage systems with solar, wind, and hybrid power generation, this collaboration aims to optimize the utilization of renewable energy resources. 

NHPC Limited

  • NHPC Limited, formerly known as the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, is a state-owned company in India.

  • It was incorporated in 1975.

  • Its objective is developing, operating, and maintaining hydroelectric power projects in India.

  • It is a government-owned company, with the majority of shares held by the Government of India. 

  • It operates under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power.

  • Some of its major projects include the Indira Sagar Project in Madhya Pradesh, the Teesta Low Dam Project in West Bengal, and the Parbati Hydroelectric Project in Himachal Pradesh.

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