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Myntdu Leshka Hydro Electric Project in Meghalaya

Technology

Hydro

Renewables

Renewables | Hydro

Country

India

Asia

India

Standard

CDM

Compliance

Stage

Starting

2009-06-05

Opening comments

Total issued

0

tCO2

Annual Reduction

298,368

tCO2/year

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CDM

Scope

Additionality

Provider ID

UNEPcdm5248
Methodology Ver Description
ACM00029Grid-connected electricity generation for renewable sources (no biomass)

Description

The project activity is a 2 X 42 MW new Run-Of-the-River (ROR) hydro power plant in Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, India. The project is a high head over ground power plant. The Myntdu Leskha Hydro Electric Project (MLHEP) is a Run of the River (ROR) scheme which envisages the utilization of the river Myntdu & its tributaries namely Lamu & Umshariang. The tri-junction of the above three tributaries is called Leskha. The power generated at the project would be connected to North-Eastern Regional Grid of India.

The project activity involves construction of concrete gravity dam with live storage capacity, surge tank, steel lined circular high pressure tunnel, over ground power house. The stored water is conducted through a water conductor system comprising a tunnel, surge shaft, high pressure tunnel and penstock pipe to the power house on the bank of the river Lynriang housing two Francis V – shaft turbine of 42 MW each. The power generation is from the potential energy available in flowing water from ROR. The power generation potential study for the project was done for the 90% dependable year as well as the other years as per Central Electricity Authority (CEA) with a dam height of 59 meters. The study suggested a firm power of 13.93 MW in the dependable year of the project which was in accordance with the inferences of the study done by the CEA. The process involved is converting the potential energy available into mechanical energy using hydro turbines and convert into electrical energy using alternators. And it is also estimated that approximately 0.1% of power generated by the power plant is consumed by the auxiliary equipment required for the operation of the hydro power plant. The additional funds required for the project activity were raised through bonds with the assistance from UTI Securities.

The project operation will contribute to sustainable development, displacing fossil fuel based power generation, reducing GHG emissions while responding to increasing energy demand, contributing to stabilize the price of power to consumers and reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. Thus the power generation will be carried out in a most clean and sustainable manner without causing any negative impact on the environment.

The project activity’s contribution to Sustainable Development

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, has stipulated the following indicators for sustainable development in the interim approval guidelines for CDM projects.

Social well being

Economic well being

Environmental well being

Technological well being

The project activity contributes to the above indicators in the following manner.

Social well-being

The project is located in the most backward region of Suchen village of Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya state. The implementation of the project activity has contributed positively towards the sustainable development of the region as follows.

Employment opportunities have increased significantly for both skilled and unskilled labours in the surrounding areas due to the implementation of the project. The increased income has improved the living standards of the people. Local people in the surrounding villages aremployed for civil and mechanical works.

Access to electricity would improve in the future due to the project activity, both in Jaintia district as well as in the State. The project activity has contributed to the development of the surrounding area and has contributed towards the improvement of the socio economic conditions of the local area.

A total road length of nearly 40 km, office buildings and residential buildings for employees and schools for the local community in Suchen Village are also been constructed. Many unskilled labour and skilled labour are involved for buildings, road and other related works.

As part of its commitment, 1400 Ha area of forest cover would be raised and about 2,00,000 number of fruit bearing trees in an area of 450 Ha (oranges- being the most common) are planted

Other local benefits include provision of water supply, business opportunities to land owners and local people. The land value in the region has also improved as a result of the project.

A primary school has been established for MLHEP employees. The project engineers of MLHEP contribute a portion of their salary for the administration of the school.

Economic well-being:

The project activity reduces the state’s dependence on power and fossil fuel import; thus enhancing the national economy.

The project location is characterized by numerous precipices, cliffs, waterfalls & beautiful platforms overlooking the plains of neighbouring Bangladesh which had resulted in as one of the favourite destination for tourism. An Eco-park near the project area is also on the anvil.

The overall economic status of the population around the project site will improve as a result of additional employment by the project as well as the new business opportunities that will emerge

after implementation of the project based on tourism development, better communication and access to power for new industries.

Environmental well-being:

Hydro power generation is an emission-nil activity and there are no GHG emissions into the atmosphere. The project reduces the import of power from fossil fuel intensive grid and import of the fossil fuels for power generation. The project implementation will add about 2000 Ha of new Forest cover.

The project proponent has implemented the catchment area treatment and plantation of fruit bearing trees near the project location to improve the local environment thus increasing theconomic level of the local population.

Project activity’s contribution to the overall development of the region

The project proponent is proposing to spend a minimum of 2% of the revenues to be accrued from the CDM for the sustainable development of the region. In addition to this to the following facilities are to be provided in the region by the project proponent:

  1. School with proposed plinth area of 300 m2
  2. Post office with proposed plinth area of 100 m2
  3. Dispensary with proposed plinth area of 200 m2
  4. Club house with proposed plinth area of 100 m2
  5. Guest house with proposed plinth area of 200 m2 Also there will be a construction of 61 km of new approach roads and repair of 11km of existing road in the region.

Technicals

Investment

$16M

Energy

Installed capacity 84 MW
Effective hours 4.44k h/year
Energy generated 372.69k MWh/year
Utilization ratio 50.65 %
Activity start date

2007-10-11

Time

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  • Total to first issuance

    : Sum of entire validation, registration and ‘to first issuance’ days; i.e. the entire process.
In validation 1633 days (ongoing)
In registration -
To be registered -
To first issuance -
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Location

2 Organizations (2 roles involvement)

Carbon+%26+Environment Participant name Carbon & EnvironmentPDD Consultant ()IndiaContact name
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