Gati Infrastructure builds hydro-electric power project in Sikkim

Gati Infrastructure builds hydro-electric power project in SikkimGati Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., an energy initiative of Mahendra Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Gati Ltd., is helping alleviate India’s enormous electricity shortage with its first and largest hydro-power project in the private sector in the North-East India.GE Energy Financial Services India has invested Rs. 257 crore in the hydro-power project through a share subscription agreement. The 110-MW Chuzachen hydro-electric project in East Sikkim harnesses the water flow from the rivers Rangpo and Rongli in a run-of-river design with turbines and generators supplied by Alstom India Ltd. The project built at a cost of  Rs. 1,188 crore is the first one of this magnitude, under private ownership in the North East India.  Commissioned in May of this year, the project is operating at steady state.While explaining why the company chose the snowy, rainy northeastern state of Sikkim as the hydro-power project’s location, Mahendra Agarwal, Promoter, Gati Infrastructure, said, “Sikkim is a  growing economy in the North East with average rainfall higher than in several other Himalayan states. With glacial melt and the perennial rivers, Sikkim has a peak potential capacity of 8,000 MW of hydro-electric power.”

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