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Shri A.G.West Kharkongor has assumed charge as CMD, NEEPCO

Shri A.G.West Kharkongor has assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) on the 29th August 2016. Shri Kharkongor joined the Corporation in 1993 and was appointed Director (Finance) of NEEPCO w.e.f. 19-08-2010. An alumnus of IIT, Bombay as well as IIM, Calcutta, Shri Kharkongor is an experienced professional who has arranged the financing of all the major projects of NEEPCO. He started his career with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. He is a member of Finance Committee of the Tezpur University, Assam. He was also a Member (Finance) of Damodar Valley Corporation, Kolkata from April 2013 to October 2014. He is keenly involved in community and societal activities.

NEEPCO celebrated its 41st Foundation Day

The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd., (NEEPCO) celebrated its 41st NEEPCO Foundation Day at the Corporate Office, Shillong, on the 2nd April 2016. Shri Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Shri Pujari, congratulated the employees on 40 years of service to the nation and urged all employees to reaffirm their commitment to the Corporation to meet its objectives and targets for the future. The NEEPCO flag was hoisted by Shri P.C.Pankaj, CMD in the presence of Shri A.G.West Kharkongor, D(F), Shri S. Borgohain, D(P), Shri V.K.Singh, D(T), other senior officials and employees. Performances by Pynter Orchestra, Genevieve Khongjee, Ms Ananya Dutta & Kumar Dhiraj enthralled the audience at the Cultural Show.

PAINTING COMPETITION ON ENERGY CONSERVATION

The finals of the Annual State level painting competition under the aegis of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Ministry of Power was held at NEEPCO Auditorium on the 9th November 2016. Mr. C. Kharkrang, Director(Transmission), MeECL, Meghalaya, graced the prize distribution function as Chief Guest. While congratulating the winners, Mr. C. Kharkrang, stressed on the need to conserve energy in our everyday activities. A Report on the painting competition on energy conservation- 2015 was presented by Mr. Prakash Verma, Nodal Officer, Meghalaya.

RESULTS (Annual State level painting competition)
Category A
Nichappa Ampuchinee K.C. Secondary School, Shillong 1 st
Wanpyntngen Tangsang Church of God Ecc School, Shillong 2 nd
Ritika Debnath St. Margaret Higher Sec. School, Shillong 3 rd
Category B
Rickyschi Suiam Laitumkhrah Presbyterian Higher Sec. School, Shillong 1 st
Mepyntngen Kharsati Pomlahier Secondary School, Mawryngkneng 2 nd
Emmanuel Darnei Tome Memorial Secondary School, Jowai 3 rd
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NEEPCO Director gets Greentech HR award

SHILLONG, June 1: Shri Satyabrata Borgohain, Director (Personnel), North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) has been conferred with the Gold HR Leader award by Greentech HR Foundation in a ceremony at Le Meridien hotel, Bengaluru on May 29, a press release said. NEEPCO has also been awarded with Greentech HR Gold Award for Training Excellence at the function. NEEPCO has been conferred with the award for its innovative Competency Development Model and its practices which has been replicated by other Central Power Sector Enterprises.

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The State Level BEE Painting Competition on Energy Conservation

The State Level BEE Painting Competition on Energy Conservation was held at NEEPCO Corporate Office, Shillong on the 15-11-2014. Shri. Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem, Hon’ble MLA and Parliamentary Secretary, Government of Meghalaya(Tourism Arts & Culture) graced the prize distribution function as Chief Guest, while Shri J.B.Poon, Secretary, Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Shri P. K. Shullet, Sr. Electrical Inspector, Meghalaya Designated Agency on Energy Conservation and Shri A.G.West Kharkongor, Director(Finance), NEEPCO. The competition was inaugurated by Gerald Pde, expert in the design of low energy buildings.

Winners (Category A)
NEESHANT ALAM St MARGRETS H S,SHILLONG VI 1 st
GRACE A KHARMUJAI AUXILIUM GIRLS H S.SHILLONG 2 nd
EURECA DISIAR MAWSYNRAM H S. SHILLONG, MEGHALAYA VI 3rd
Winners (Category B)
SANDA A KHARNAIOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, SHILLONG VII 1 st
LAKSHIT H. RABHA K.V. HAPPY VALLEY, SHILLONG VIII 2 nd
PHIBARIAKOR TONGPER K.C.S.S LAITUMKHRAH, SHILLONG VII 3 rd

NEEPCO celebrated Hindi divas on 15th September 2014

NEEPCO celebrated Hindi divas on 15th September 2014 in Corporate Office Shillong. Mr. Malcolm David Roy, Executive Director (CPM) and Chief Guest, inaugurated the programme with lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by presenting of bouquets. Mr. R.E. Paul, Manager (Admn) welcomed the gathering and Mr. Anil Kumar, General Manager (HR) read out the message of the Home Minister, Govt. of India. Mr. T. Kakoty, Executive Director (HR) addressed the gathering and encouraged the use of official language in day to day official works and encouraged the employee to make good use of Hindi training programme organized by the Corporation from time to time. In her speech, Dr. F. Marbaniang, Head of Hindi Department, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong who was invited as the special guest informed that Hindi language occupy a special position in the constitution of India as Rajbhasha and urged the employees to learn Hindi and use it in all official works. In his speech, Mr. M.S. Jyrwa, Executive Director (O&M), encouraged the use of Rajbhasha in our official works as laid down in Rajbhasha Department and Ministry of Power, Govt. of India. Mr. Malcolm David Roy, Chief Guest released the Hindi magazine titled “NEEPCO Jyoti”. An exhibition on the achievements of Rajbhasha was also displayed on the occasion. Prizes were also distributed to winners who participated in different Hindi competiktion organized during the Hindi Fortnight. Mr. Arun Kumar Pradhan, Hindi Officer, presented a progress report of the Corporation in respect with the use of Rajbhasha. Mr. Abhishek Kumar, Manager (HR) conducted the programme and Miss Maisnam Ingleima, Personnel Officer (HR) proposed the vote of thanks.

NEEPCO GETS NEW PROJECTS IN MANIPUR

The State Government of Manipur had signed today on 28.8.2014 the Pre Implementation Agreements (PIA) towards allotment of 4(four) Hydro Electric Projects (HEP) namely, 51 MW Tuivai, 60MW Irang, 67MW Khongnem Chakha and 190MW Pabaram HEPs to the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) for detail investigation and subsequent execution. The signing in ceremony was held here at Imphal in a glittering function attended by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, various other ministers, MLAs of concerned districts, Chief Secretary including other high officials from the State Government and Manipur State Power Company Ltd (MSPCL).

Signing the PIA on behalf of NEEPCO, it’s CMD Sh. P. C. Pankaj assured the august gathering that NEEPCO shall put in its best efforts to execute these projects in a time bound manner.

The State Government on its part pledged all necessary support to NEEPCO for smooth conduct of the project development activities. The Hon’ble Chief Minister requested cooperation from all concerned towards efforts of his Government in making the State of Manipur power solvent and thus relieving people from severe power shortages.

The signing in ceremony was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Sustainable Development of Hydro Power’ organized by the MSPCL, in which the Managing Director, MSPCL, Executive Director(CP) & Sr. Manager (CP) of NEEPCO and other distinguished speakers including Lt. Colonel K. A. Singh (Retd) and Prof. Ch. Priyoranjan Singh, Manipur University had spoken on the theme.

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The first meeting of the newly constituted NEEPCO National Bipartite Committee (NNBC) was held at the Corporate Centre of NEEPCO, Shillong. The meeting was chaired by Shri Satyabrata Borgohain, Director (Personnel) who is also the Chairman, NNBC.

NEEPCO pitches for private investment in NE power sector

STATE-run power utility North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) favours foreign investment in the power sector of the northeastern region to translate the immense potential of the region. NEEPCO chairman-cum-managing director P.C. Pankaj says that since government resources are limited to commission new power projects in the region, foreign investment as well as a sophisticated structure is urgently required to tap the vast resources of the northeastern states to generate electricity. He said that the northeastern region will be a power surplus area in the country within two years and it would help to attract industries in the region. He also said that the region may even be able to supply power to Bangladesh if the two countries agreed. The hydro-power potential of the region is estimated at about 58,971 MW, which is almost 40 percent of the country's total hydro potential. But only about 2.1 percent (1,242 MW) has so far been harnessed till May this year. The region has 151.68 billion cubic metre reserve of natural gas which is capable of generating 7,500 MW of electricity for 10 years and the region possessed 864.78 million tonnes of coal against 186 billion tonnes of reserves in the country. With the coal reserves in the region, about 240 MW of power can be generated for a period of 100 years.

In the entire northeastern region that comprises eight states with a population of 45.58 million, the peak hour demand of electricity is around 2,200 MW. NEEPCO has an installed capacity of 1,130 MW, which is 47 percent of the total installed capacity of all the power projects of the northeastern region. Within two years the NEEPCO would commission five power projects in various states with the installed capacity of 927 MW. The PSU that got Miniratna status in April last year, is in the process of setting up of a 50 MW capacity solar power project in Madhya Pradesh in a joint venture and a 100 MW wind power plant in Gujarat. NEEPCO is also planning to generate at least 1,500 MW from non-conventional sources of energy such as solar and wind in the next five years. NEEPCO was set up in 1976 to plan, design, construct, generate, operate and maintain power stations in the northeastern region.

Besides NEEPCO, several other government run organisations - National Thermal Power Corporation, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation and ONGC Tripura Power Company - are commissioning thermal and hydro-power projects in the region. He said that the per capita consumption of electricity in the northeastern region is 257 kw an hour against the national average of around 850 kw. "This is mainly due to lack of industries in the region." Pankaj said NEEPCO has also undertaken several other power projects with the total generation capacity more than 5,000 MW in Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. These projects would start generation of power within the next eight years. On July 21 NEEPCO signed a Rs 500 crore deal with the Tripura government to augment the generation capacity of three power plants in Tripura by 62 MW without increasing fuel consumption.

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The Assam Tribune, Monday, July14, 2014.

NEEPCO, TSECL to ink deal

AGARTALA, July 13 – NEEPCO Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) Shri PC Pankaj is scheduled to arrive here on July 21 to ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tripura State Electricity Corporation Ltd (TSECL) to convert two thermal power projects into combined cycle. The MoU would be signed in the presence of Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey and top government officials, according to NEEPCO sources. The plan to convert the Barmura gas thermal power project and Rukhia gas thermal project into combined cycle is aimed at enhancing power generation capacity with the same amount of natural gas. Power generation of Barmura project would be increased from 42 to 67 MW if it is converted into combined cycle while Rukhia project would generate 35 MW more power if it goes for combined cycle system. Renovation of the State’s lone hydro power project at Dambur is also part of the plan envisaged by the TSCEL. Power generation of the hydro electric plant will increase to 16 MW from the present 7 MW after the renovation work. As part of the ‘understanding’, the NEEPCO will take 50 per cent of the increased power while the State Government will have to pump in Rs 90 crore to implement the joint venture project.“We are hopeful of sealing the deal on July 21 and this would be beneficial for both TCSCL and NEEPCO”, said a top Power department official.

NEEPCO to raise capacity to 2000 MW by 2016: CMD PC Pankaj

AGARTALA: The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation will take its generation capacity to around 2000 MW by March 2016, the company's Chairman and Managing Director P C Pankaj said here today. Pankaj, who came here to review the proposed Manarchak power plant in Sipahijala district, met Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Power Minister Manik Dey and discussed various issues related to power sector. After the meetings, he told reporters that NEEPCO wanted to increase its power generation from the current 1130 MW to 2000 MW power by March 2016. "Currently, we are producing 1130 MW power which is almost 40 per cent power generation in the north eastern region. As of now, five power projects are in the pipeline which could produce more than 800 MW power by March 2016," he said. Besides, the Mizoram government had cleared DPR for three power projects while the NEEPCO was going to ink a Memorandum of Understanding with Manipur government very soon for taking up four power plants, he said. Pankaj said the Manarchak power plant was likely to be commissioned by December next with the ONGC working hard to lay gas pipeline within the stipulated time of December 31. "The 101 MW power plant is ready to be operation since September, last year but could not be commissioned as ONGC had failed to supply gas to the plant," he said. The NEEPCO is going to rope in Tripura State Electricity Corporation (TSECL) to increase power generation of the existing power projects in the state. "We are going to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TSECL to increase power generation at Rukhia and Barmura gas thermal power plants on June 21," he said. The joint venture comprising NEEPCO and TSECL would also increase power generation of state's lone hydro electric plant at Dumbur from 7 MW to 16 MW. "All the three projects will cost around Rs 320 crore and the expenditure will be shared by the NEEPCO and the TSECL", he said. After the meetings, he told reporters that NEEPCO wanted to increase its power generation from the current 1130 MW to 2000 MW power by March 2016. "Currently, we are producing 1130 MW power which is almost 40 per cent power generation in the north eastern region. As of now, five power projects are in the pipeline which could produce more than 800 MW power by March 2016," he said. Besides, the Mizoram government had cleared DPR for three power projects while the NEEPCO was going to ink a Memorandum of Understanding with Manipur government very soon for taking up four power plants, he said. Pankaj said the Manarchak power plant was likely to be commissioned by December next with the ONGC working hard to lay gas pipeline within the stipulated time of December 31. "The 101 MW power plant is ready to be operation since September, last year but could not be commissioned as ONGC had failed to supply gas to the plant," he said. The NEEPCO is going to rope in Tripura State Electricity Corporation (TSECL) to increase power generation of the existing power projects in the state. "We are going to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TSECL to increase power generation at Rukhia and Barmura gas thermal power plants on June 21," he said. The joint venture comprising NEEPCO and TSECL would also increase power generation of state's lone hydro electric plant at Dumbur from 7 MW to 16 MW. "All the three projects will cost around Rs 320 crore and the expenditure will be shared by the NEEPCO and the TSECL", he said.

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NEEPCO honours 2 noted writers

TANAGAR, Jun 8: The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) felicitated noted writers of the State, Tagang Taki and Wangsam Zongsam, in a function at JN State Museum here today. The NEEPCO awards comprising Rs 1 lakh each, instituted at the initiative of the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS), was handed over by its manager R T Tara during the monthly literary session of APLS. Tara lauded the APLS, the apex body promoting literature, creative writing and young talents since its inception in 2006, for building the right image of Arunachal Pradesh by patronizing literature which is still in infancy in the State. While wishing all success to the APLS in its endeavour, Tara said that NEEPCO, which has developed the 405 MW Ranganadi hydroelectric project (HEP) and is now developing the 600 MW Kameng HEP and the 110 MW Pare HEP, has been contributing towards the State’s sustainable development though its corporate social responsibility (CSR)schemes. This year the NEEPCO offered annual scholarships to 25 meritorious students of its project areas – Rs 36,000 for professional courses and Rs 12,000 for general courses, he informed, adding that any student securing 55% marks in final examinations may apply for same. Recounting their struggles as writers, Taki and Zongsam thanked NEEPCO for its gesture in recognizing their efforts.

Over 14,000 MW hydro power capacity is under execution: Central Electricity Authority

PTI Apr 15, 2014, 05.08PM IST

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NEW DELHI: Over 14,000 MW of hydro power capacity is under execution in the country and would be commissioned in the next four years, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). As many as 40 projects are under various stages of implementation in the country which will be commissioned by 2018, the CEA data showed. The projects are being developed by the central and state governments and also by the private sector. The central government is constructing projects with over 7,500 MW capacity which include five projects of NHPC and three of NTPC. Country's largest hydro power producer NHPC is setting up 330 MW Kishanganga (Jammu & Kashmir), 800 MW Parbati II and 520 MW Parbati III (Himachal Pradesh), 160 MW Teesta Lower (Sikkim) and 2,000 MW Subansiri (Arunachal Pradesh). Another state-owned firm NTPC, which is primarily engaged in thermal power generation, has also diversified into hydel generation and is executing three - 800 MW Koldam (Himachal Pradesh), 520 MW Tapovan Vishnugad (Uttarakhand), 171 MW Lata Tapovan (Uttarakhand) projects. NEEPCO ( North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited) is also building three hydel projects 600 MW Kameng and 110 MW Pare in Arunachal Pradesh and 60 MW Tuirial in Mizoram. Over 2,000 MW hydel capacity is being added by the state power generation companies with Himachal Pradesh contributing a lion's share of 956 MW. Six hydel plants in the state are in various stages of execution and will be commissioned by 2018. Private sector projects will contribute over 4,500 MW capacity from hydro power projects in the next four years. As many as 18 hydel plants are being constructed by private players such as GMR, GVK, Lanco etc. At present, hydro power contributes over 17 per cent or 39,788 MW to the country's total installed capacity of 2,28,722 MW.

RusHydro to design India's 3,750-MW Upper Siang hydropower plant

http://www.hydroworld.com ITANAGAR, India 03/27/2014 By Michael Harris Online Editor

JSC RusHydro subsidiary RusHydro International AG has signed a contract with the India's North Eastern Electric Power Corp. Ltd. (NEEPCO) to design the second phase of the Upper Siang hydropower plant. The 3,750-MW Upper Siang second phase, regarded by the Indian government as a high-priority national project, will be located in India's north eastern Arunachal Pradesh state. RusHydro (LSE: HYDR) said surveying and design will take up to two years, and that it will also participate in the project's tendering process."The project is very important not only for RusHydro, but for all of Russia," said George Rizhinashvili, deputy chair of the company's management board. "This is an important step for the country in returning to the Asia-Pacific and strengthening position in the region. The US$16 billion plant will be operated by a Russian/Indian joint venture called RusHydro International India. With a cumulative output capacity expected to approach 12,000 MW, Upper Siang will be the largest hydroelectric plant in Asia after China's 22.5-GW Three Gorges. HydroWorld.com reported in January 2012 that India's NTPC had submitted a pre-feasibility report for a complex that includes the Upper Siang plant.

 

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NEEPCO grants assistance to Naga artists

DIMAPUR, MARCH 26 (MExN): The North Eastern Electrical Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), a Government of India Enterprise based at Shillong, Meghalaya, has granted financial assistance of Rs 100000 each for promotion of art, music, literature, writer and sport talents in Nagaland. A press note from the Director of Art and Culture, Nagaland, Vevo Chakhesang informed that the selected beneficiaries are: Ankali (Athletic), Seyievilie Angami (Taekwondo), Dr Hosheto Y. Chisi (Author), Rügotsono Iralu (Writer), Vineizotuo Tase (Visual Art) and Neilhoumenuo Noudi (Music). The cheques have been presented to the selected candidates by Vevo Chakhesang, Director, Art & Culture and Kelei Zeliang, Director, Youth Resources & Sports, at the Directorate of Art & Culture, Kohima on March 26. It was done in the presence of Basant Kumar Tigga, Sr. Manager (HR) DHEP, NEEPCO Ltd. Doyang