100 MW UNIT#1 of 300 MW Chamera-II Power Station of NHPC located in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh has been restored and successfully synchronized with the Northern Grid at 01:14 Hrs on 19th October 2020. Final Tests and Synchronization activities were successfully carried out in-house by the team of NHPC Engineers. Unit #1 and Unit#2 of Chamera-II Power Station were under outage due to fire incidents on 07/08/2019 in which Stators of both the Units were damaged. The restoration work was a herculean task as it involved integrating new components into around 17 years old Units.
NHPC through its in-house competencies accomplished the task despite various odds and once again proved its worth in the area of Testing & Commissioning of Hydropower Units. The Unit was restored overcoming all hurdles and multiple challenges faced amidst COVID-19 outbreak. Arrangement of Material, ensuring onsite availability of Contractor’s Personnel, their quarantine arrangements in line with the Govt. norms & directives were some of the key challenges addressed during the restoration process. Round-the-clock work & dedicated efforts of all the personnel involved in the process made the synchronization possible. Restoration activities for Unit #2 are also in full swing and expected to be restored and synchronized very soon.