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    Glacier Burst in Uttarakhand: Over 200 MW of power supply from major power plants caused by avalanche


    Glacier Burst News in Uttarakhand: Local administration has shut down Tehri and Koteshwar plants in the wake of the disaster. This has affected the national grid by about 200 MW.

    Highlights:

    • Floods caused by snow on Sunday in the Ish Shiganga Valley in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand
    • Sudden flooding in Alakananda and its tributaries
    • As a precaution of the two power plants that will affect about 200 MW of power supply

    New Delhi
    In Uttarakhand, the local administration closed down two power plants as a precaution due to snowfall. This has affected the national grid by about 200 MW. Tehri and Koteshwar power plants have been closed.

    Most hydropower plants in the affected area are under construction or fall under smaller units capable of up to 25 MW. These small plants are mostly under state government.

    In the wake of the tragedy, the local administration has shut down Tehri and Koteshwar plants, an official said. This has affected the national grid by about 200 MW.
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    It should be noted that Sunday’s snowfall in the Ish Shiganga Valley in Chamoli district has caused sudden flooding in Alakananda and its tributaries. Of this, ish is a huge loss to Shiganga’s power project.


    The Dholganga Valley and the River Alakananda Valley have been damaged by a flood of broken ice in the upper basin of the ish Shiganga, originating from Nandevi National Park, at the confluence of the Sri Ganga and Dhauli Ganga near the village of Rani. Widespread damage to the company’s Sriranganga Ganga power project.

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    Flooding in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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