Power Machines commissioned the first power unit (250 MW) for Tehri HPP (India) on Septermber 17, 2006. Successful continuous 72-hour tests prefaced Customer commissioning. The second power unit (250 MW) was tested in no-load performance during 4 hours on September 20, 2006.
The contract for equipment and services supply was signed in 1997 and equipment shipments ended in 2003. The Indian project Customer – State Corporation “Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd.” is a cooperative venture of the Indian and the Uttar-Pradesh Governments.
The commissioning of this unit will considerably contribute to the power balance of the northern Indian states (Kharyana, Khimachal-Pradesh, Dzhammu, Kashmir, Pendzhab, Radzhastan, Uttar-Pradesh, Uttaranchal) and the capital of India – Dehli. Besides that, it will be used in irrigative purposes and will provide drinking water.
The Prime-minister of India Manmokhan Singkh and Head of the ruling party (Indian National Congress) Sonya Gandi are expected to visit HPP in the near future.