Message from COO – GEP

In line with the commitment made by Greenko towards Net Zero emission by 2040 against National Target of 2060, we have taken steps by identifying various projects across the country. While identifying the site, adequate care is taken in identifying large barren lands, good topography & favourable geological conditions with minimum loss to nearby villages, and minimal disturbance to natural flora & fauna.

We are on a continuous basis upgrading our technical knowledge and adapting new innovative technologies to reduce the time and cost

Our Pumped Storage Development Portfolio comprises of:

a) Standalone closed loop off stream reservoirs

b) Connected to catchment/stream linked reservoirs

c) Pumping from existing lower reservoir schemes

Utilising the major Transmission grid system available across the country, we run the Pumping schemes with the help of Solar, Wind energy produced elsewhere in the country.

To bring the various experiences available across the world, we have selected Consultants with the experience and awarded them Owners Engineers role. By virtue, of having the various consultants like AFRY, TCE- EDF and SMEC as owners engineer, the knowledge sharing across the job site is being ensured and allowing us to explore new innovative ideas.

In the last one year, we could bring in interest among various E&M contractors like GE and Voith for various projects under pipeline apart from Andritz who is already engaged.

We have taken major infra companies like Larsen & Toubro, MEIL, HES Infra and Ritwik as Partners/Contractors for execution.

With inhouse Designs Team support and vast knowledge they bring to the table, we could bring the cost around ₹ 5 Crores per MW.

We have robust QA-QC & HSE support function to handle all associated assignments and in-house tests effectively and efficiently and with a periodical validation through certified accredited agencies/laboratories/institutions on critical parameters as well.

Risk assessment during various stages of the projects is being carried out and the mitigation measures are being taken time to time.

Our site-level organisation structure has a blend of in-house experienced crew along with outside industry technocrats/experts with a view to build these projects on fastrack mode. These industry experts come with knowledge on advanced technology of latest construction methodologies. The Project Management team is on constant watch from time to time and corrective measures are taken to catch up schedule.

This year, considering the huge projects under pipeline, we have recruited 65 PGET’s/GET’s from reputed universities like IIT Dhanbad, IIT Hyderabad, NIT Warangal, JNTU Hyderabad and NICMAR. These trainees are given intensive training at Project sites to make sure that, they are ready to act independently in the next project postings.

The USP of all these projects is completing the Projects with 36 months from the date of start of construction. There is senior level committee that is formed to address technical challenges which we encounter during the execution and these specific challenges are addressed in a timebound manner within 72 Hours, thus helping the project schedule.

We have also adopted new innovative ideas by moving from AFRD to GFRD and Rock fill embankment to CSG dams. By moving from Rock fill embankments to CSG, we could create an additional storage capacity and thereby having an option to increase overall rated capacity of the projects. We have created cross passages in Tunnels to ensure no slippages in critical path timelines.

We have created a robust CCTV surveillance system in the project, wherein all the critical components of the projects are live streamed and being monitored.

I strongly believe that with the positive attitude and expertise available within the team, I am confident that, we will commission Pinnapuram Project in the next financial year.

Wishing a grand success & bright future ahead.

Krishna Tungaturthi COO, PSP & IREP

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