Kohima, Jan 6: The Department of New and Renewable Energy, Nagaland said the state has been endowed with rich natural resources and each village has rivers and rivulets mostly feasible for hydropower project at micro and mini level.
Official sources said with the formation of the New and Renewable Energy Department, preliminary survey and investigation of potential hydro power projects are on in full swing, adding that it will be an ongoing process.
Altogether, 21 feasible sites for hydro projects have been identified and pre-feasibility report was prepared and the same has been submitted to the Ministry.
Sources said a detailed project report was also prepared for Tsutsung mini hydro power project with an installed capacity of 1000W.
”It is envisaged that through the development of hydro-power projects in the state, there is huge scope for employment generation, various livelihood options for communities, attaining energy security, environmental protection and preservation of forest especially in catchments areas,” the department stated.
Sources said the proposed project is incorporated with community participation to develop sense of ownership and thus enhancing sustainability of the project once it is commissioned in the near future.
It is also proposed that any micro, mini or small hydro power Projects taken up by the Department will be a standalone or grid connected mode of generation. The surplus energy may be fed to state grid for revenue generation, the sources said. (UNI)



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