State-run power giant NTPC on Wednesday said the first 150 MW unit of its Kameng hydropower project is commercially operational. The remaining three units of 150 MW each, totalling 450 MW power generation capacity of the plant, are expected to be commercially operational within this fiscal year in a staggered manner.
"Unit-1 of 150 MW of Kameng Hydro-Electric Project of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd is declared on commercial operation from 00:00 hours of June 17, 2020," a regulatory filing said.
With this, the commercial capacity of the NTPC group has reached 61,936 MW.
In March this year, NTPC had acquired 100 per cent equity stake in NEEPCO for Rs 4,000 crore from the government.