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Training on hydro power plants begins

india Updated: Nov 03, 2006 15:29 IST

A TWO-DAY training programme on hydro power plants began on Thursday at BHEL HRDC. This programme has been well responded by various electricity boards, power utilities and IPPs by deputing their engineers in this programme.

The engineers involved during installation and maintenance of hydro power plants have been deputed from across the country. A BHEL release said that representatives of KSEB, KPCL, TNEB, Orissa Hydro Power Corporation, APGENCO, Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation, NHDC, MPPGS, SSNNL, PSEB, UJVNL, NHPC and ICCL were participating in the training.
This training has been organised for sharing over 35-year experience of BHEL in the field of hydro power.

The programme has been designed to provide overall features of a hydro power plant covering various aspects of selection, design, construction, governing, operation and maintenance including control and protection systems.

While formally inaugurating the programme, General Manager (Hydro), M K Dube welcomed the delegates and provided brief insight into BHEL’s pivotal role in development of hydro power in the country by having supplied about 400 sets ranging from 100 kw to 200 kw capacity.

He also expressed that this programme would help the participating engineers in augmenting the ways and means for better methods, skills & practices in up-keeping of the power plant systems.

He said that such a good response in deputing about 40 engineers shows the immense faith and confidence which electricity boards, utilities & IPPs across the country have in BHEL.

General Manager (electrical machines), R Krishnan expressed that the training would be inter active in nature and would also help in better understanding of projects needs. Additional General Manager (Hydro sales), R W Chitale, thanked all participants and expressed that their stay during this training course would be comfortable.

During this course different sessions would be taken by the experts in the specific fields of hydro power plants and systems, the release added.