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Lockdown will bring more focus on hydropower, fuel our expansion: NHPC CMD

NHPC has five hydropower projects with an installed capacity of 4924 MW under construction

A K Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC

I see any stranded hydro project as a loss to the nation not only in terms of generating capacity but also as a strategic asset, says A K Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC.

Shreya Jai New Delhi
Power demand has seen a record fall during the ongoing lockdown, owing to closure of industrial activity. This led to more than 50,000 Mw of coal-based capacity shutting shop. Share of hydropower in total energy generation increased to 12.43 per cent in April, from 10 per cent last year. Perfect for balancing grid stability and meeting peak demand due to its flexible nature, hydro power is at the helm during the current fluctuating demand scenario. A K Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC Limited tells Shreya Jai in an interview that this will bring renewed focus on hydropower which will

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 12:54 PM IST

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