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BBMB wins best hydro power producer award

The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) received the Best Hydro Power Producer Award for excellent performance during 2012-13 during a function organised by the Independent Power Producers Association of India in Goa last week.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 07, 2013 23:13 IST
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The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) received the Best Hydro Power Producer Award for excellent performance during 2012-13 during a function organised by the Independent Power Producers Association of India in Goa last week.

The award was presented by additional secretary, union ministry of power, Devendra Chaudhry to BBMB chairman AB Agrawal. Those who attended the event included former chairman of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission Dr Pramod Deo, India's former ambassador to the US Meera Shankar and former secretary to government of India Ajay Shankar.

In a press release, the BBMB said it was consistently surpassing generation targets set by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) by 10% to 25% during the past three years, besides all-time-high machine availability of 95.6%. The BBMB is supplying irrigation water to 8% of the total irrigable area of the country and is contributing more than Rs 1 lakh crore to the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), the press note added.