December 15, 2012 :
The year 2013 is going to be greatly different in Leh, less polluted and calmer, as NHPC's 45 MW Nimoo Bazgo HEP has commissioned its first unit. The project set by HCC for the NHPC is one of India's high altitude stations located at Alchi village, 70 Kilometers from Leh, at over 11,000 ft above sea level. The dam was completed on June 17, 2012 and a month later the river impounding of the project started. The test runs for the first unit began in November 2012 and was commissioned on December 14, 2012. Earlier, residents in this region would receive a limited five to six hour supply of power per day through diesel generators which were very expensive. These generators pollute the otherwise oxygen depleted atmosphere with carbon dioxide and generate high-decibel noise. Now, the uninterrupted, clean power generated from the first unit will light the homes of around 60,000 people based in the Alchi, Saspol, Nimoo and Leh areas of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Nimoo Bazgo Hydel Power Project in the Leh region, built by HCC