SMS Vidhyut Pvt. Ltd.
Soil and Water Management Project, Pilot Project -Water Resources Department, Govt. of Maharashtra through the bidding process have allotted the Pench Kamptee Khairy hydro project vide their letter no. 2262/TC/CPP/06-07 dated 25.04.2006 to M/s. SMS infrastructure Limited, Nagpur based company for development through private investment. The increase in the demand - supply gap is the primary reason for the increase in load shedding in the State, which necessitated higher investments in power generation projects.
General power crisis in India is well known and the Government of India is increasingly becoming conscious to develop more and more ways and sources of power generation and is also trying hard to amend such crisis, which are coming as a hurdle to the progress of this sector. The Ministry of Power is aiming at “Electricity in each and every house” by 2012 A.D. and has started privatization of this sector in a big way to achieve the target. Hydro Power generation especially small hydro has acquired a special place in new scheme, as it has been one of the oldest ways of electricity generation all around the world.
PENCH-KAMPTEE KHAIRY dam toe based Hydro-electric project has been (2 x 700KW) planned by utilizing the discharges Right bank canal (RBC). The project is located 20kms off Nagpur – Jabalpur National highway off taking at Aundiphata 20kms from Nagpur.
The Pench Kamptee Khairy-RBC Hydro Project is located across Pench River. The Pench River originates in Madhya Pradesh and traverses through Maharashtra and joins with river Kanhan, the largest tributary of Wainganaga in Godavari Basin.
Totladoh a major interstate hydro project is constructed at the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh on Pench River. It is a 160 MW power project having two units of 80MW capacity which has been commissioned in Sept’1986 and March’1987 respectively.
23kms downstream of this project Kamptee-Khairy pick-up weir has been constructed (RBC Outlet in 1976-77 and LBC Outlet in 1986-87). The water after power generation at Totladoh is let into the Pench River which gets stored in Kamptee-Khairy reservoir.