December 12, 2018
WBSEDCL wins IPPAI Power Award for best innovation
The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has received an award in the ‘Best Innovation’ category for its ‘Energy Storage through Hydro’ concept at the IPPAI Power Awards, organised by the Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) on November 24.
The award has been conferred in recognition of WBSEDCL’s innovation and sustainability at the 900 megawatt (MW) Purulia Pumped Storage Project and its futuristic approach for the upcoming 1,000MW Turga Pumped Storage Project and the proposed 900MW Bandu Pumped Storage Project.
The latter two are also located in Purulia district, adjacent to the Purulia Pumped Storage Project.
A press statement issued by the WBSEDCL says this is another jewel in WBSEDCL’s crown and it will encourage the organisation to ensure quality power and better service to consumers across Bangla.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be providing a loan of Rs 5,000 crore for the Turga project, whose total cost is Rs 6,922 crore. The construction will be carried out by the State Power Department.
Source: Millennium Post