Naying Run-of-River Hydroelectric Project

The Naying run-of-river plant will deliver much-needed power to the community without any significant impact on river ecology or nearby villages.

We were hired by Naying DSC Power to provide pre-bid engineering and technical assistance for the Naying Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

The plant will use water from the Siyom River to generate 1,000 MW of power. Although designed as a run-of-river scheme, the project will generate around 4,400 kWh of energy per year using water from a small reservoir for peak-hour power generation.

Overall, the project will contribute significantly to the region’s power supply and create a positive socio-economic impact in the area.

A sustainable source of power

Run-of-river power plants like Naying provide a renewable source of energy that produces
very few greenhouse gas emissions and submerges little land. A feasibility report shows that most of the submergence will be restricted to the riverbed. This means nearby inhabitants won’t need to be relocated and natural habitats and river ecology will be preserved.

Our long history in India

We’ve helped develop power projects in India since the 1960s. Our first mandate entailed the detailed design, procurement and construction supervision of the 540-MW Kundah Hydropower Project in the state of Tamil Nadu. Since then, we’ve been involved in major projects generating more than 10,000 MW.

 Sustainability achievements:
  • By providing much-needed power to Arunachal Pradesh, the Naying project will have positive socio-economic spinoffs throughout the area.
  • Minimal land submergence means no locals will be relocated and river ecology will be preserved.
  • Run-of-river power plants provide a renewable source of energy with very few greenhouse gas emissions.

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