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Initiation of Rajasthan's First Pumped Hydro Power Project in Shahapur

Utkarsh Classes 16-01-2024
Initiation of Rajasthan's First Pumped Hydro Power Project in Shahapur Rajasthan 3 min read

Rajasthan's first standalone pumped hydro project of 1800 MW got the nod for its initiation in Shahpur/ Shahbad, Baran. Here, rainwater will be used to generate energy. 

About the hydro project

  • Water from the Kuno River will be collected at hills where an upper reservoir will be constructed. Water from the upper reservoir will then be passed to the lower reservoir through a turbine.
  • The project is in the process of development and is currently owned by Greenko Energies.
  • The plant is based on renewable energy, whereas a plan has been prepared for wildlife conservation. 
  • About 10000 crore rupees will be spent on the project. 

About Kuno river

  • The Kuno River is a significant river that flows through the heart of the Kuno National Park, running from south to north in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
  • This river originates from the Vindhya mountain range and is a vital source of water for the park's diverse flora and fauna.
  • It starts in the plateau located in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh and passes through various districts like Guna, Shivpuri, Baran, Sheopur, and Morena. 
  • The famous Cheetah Project of India is also a part of Kuno National Park.

About Greenko

  • Greenko Energies Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of Greenko Mauritius Ltd. and is a leading renewable energy company that offers energy storage and asset management solutions. 
  • company specializes in developing, engineering, building, owning and operating solar, wind, hydro, biomass and gas-based plants to generate electricity. 
  • Greenko's impressive project portfolio includes Ghani Solar Park, Rayala Wind Farm, and Dikchu Hydroelectric Project, among others. 
  • Furthermore, the company is currently working on developing integrated renewable energy storage projects (IRESP) in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. 
  • Greenko has additional offices located in New Delhi, India, but its headquarters is based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Other Hydroelectric Power Plant of Rajasthan

  • On the Chambal River, Rana Pratap Sagar is Rajasthan's first hydropower project.
  • Jawahar Sagar is also located on the Chambal River.
  • Mahi Bajaj Sagar is located on the Mahi River.

FAQ

Answer: Shahpur Hydro Project

Answer: Kuno

Answer: Kuno National Park

Answer: Baran

Answer: Rana Pratap Sagar
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