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BHEL commissions 18 MW hydro-electric project in Punjab

State-run power equipment maker BHEL said it has commissioned 18 megawatt (MW) Mukerian hydro-electric project (HEP) in Punjab.

“With the commissioning of the second 9 MW hydro generating unit, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the 18 MW Mukerian hydro-electric project (HEP) stage-II in Punjab,” the company said in a regulatory filing.

Located on the Mukerian canal in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, the 18 MW Mukerian project is a surface powerhouse of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL).

“The generation from Mukerian HEP stage-II will contribute significantly in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the nation,” the company added.

The first unit of the Mukerian HEP was commissioned in May last year.

Shares of BHEL were trading 0.16 per cent higher at Rs 94.85 on BSE.

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