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The Kalpong Hydro-electric Project as seen here in this picture, executed by the National Hydro-Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC) on behalf of Andaman and Nicobar Administration has been commissioned 15 months ahead of schedule. The project will generate 14.83 million units of energy annually.This project will provide 5.25 MW of additional capacity in the power system of North and Middle Andaman region. It will also partly operate as a base load station when the demand for power is at its peak.

The project has a 34- metre high concrete dam on the left fork of the river Kalpong, a 25-metre high rock-fill dam on the right fork, 257-metre-long in-take approach channel, and a 133-metre long in-take tunnel.The Kalpong river traverses in the northward direction for a length of about 35 kilometres before it joins the Aerial Bay Creek on the east coast near Diglipur. The project envisages harnessing of the available water resources of the Kalpong river in its upper reaches for power generation.

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