Teesta-V Hydro Power Project
The implementing agency for the project is National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (henceforth referred as NHPC) which is a Government of India enterprise. The Teesta HE project-Stage V is a run-of-the-river scheme and will be producing 2572.67 MU of energy that will be absorbed into the Eastern region, connected to the NEWNE grid. Stage V of the Teesta river project has installed a capacity of 510 MW (3×170 MW turbines). The power house is located near Singtam (about 4 km upstream of the confluence of Rongnichu with Teesta). The dependable discharge available throughout the year has been assessed as 60 cumecs and gross head available is 216.73 m; installed capacity of 510 MW. The project consists of a concrete gravity dam across river Teesta with a 15 km long head race tunnel and an underground power housing three generating units of 170 MW capacity each. The energy generation at 90% dependable year and 95% machine availability is 2572.67 million kWh.