Bhilangana - III (B-III) is a run-of-the-river 24 MW (consisting 3 units of 8 MW each) Hydro Power Project located at Village Ghuttu, Tehsil Ghansali, District Tehri, Uttarakhand State, India. The project activity contemplates utilization of water of Bhilangana River, a tributary of the river Bhagirathi, for setting up an environmentally benign project for generation of electricity.
The project activity is implemented by Bhilangana Hydro Power Limited (BHPL) with the objective of ensuring effective and efficient utilization of natural resources, coupled with responsible environmental consideration, which are vital for achieving sustainable development in India.
The electricity generated from the project site will be displacing the grid electricity (a grid mix contributed from different fuel sources) by its equivalent units. Thus, the project activity will be preventing the anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by the fossil fuel (coal, diesel, furnace oil and gas etc.) based thermal power stations in the grid and will be contributing to sustainable development through conservation of environment. The project is a run of river type with minimum environmental impact and the generated electricity is being sold to the state electricity grid, thus reducing dependence on fossil fuels and reducing C02 emissions. The project activity by generating clean power has excellent environment benefits in terms of reduction of GHG emissions and conservation of natural resources.
The project activity would lead to alleviation of poverty by establishing direct & indirect benefits through employment generation at all levels from unskilled to skilled workers during the construction & operation phases.