Satluj eyes Bhutan

Shimla, June 24:

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN), the hydro-power generation company promoted by the Centre and the Himachal Pradesh government, will set up a power plant in Nepal, a top official said today.

It is also testing waters in Georgia and Bhutan to set up similar plants, its chairman and managing director H K Sharma said.

SJVN has signed a pact with the Nepal government to set up a 402 megawatt power project and has been invited by a Georgian company to execute a 765 megawatt hydro-power project, Sharma said. “We are also exploring possibilities in Bhutan, which has the same Himalayan geology,” he said.

“Today, SJVN has the expertise to take up mega hydro ventures anywhere in the world.”