Guidelines for Slope Stability in Hydro Power Projects – reg.

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 10/5/2023, Location: Asia

In the MoP OM dated 11.01.2023 forwarding therewith Minutes of the meeting chaired by Hon'ble Minster for Power and New & Renewable Energy for discussion on the study report on Landslides in commissioned/under-construction hydropower projects utilizing remote sensing and GIS technology by IIRS Dehradun, the following was stated: 9. Hon’ble Minister further directed to develop a comprehensive technical manual/ guidelines by CEA about aspects to be kept in view before and during construction of hydro project including the mandatory aspects like building retaining wall wherever slope is interfered, reinforcement/ strengthening of any identified geological fault etc. For projects above certain threshold level say 400 MW, the project proponent may be made responsible to examine upper reaches including reservoir area, dam site and identify faults/ slides and take remedial measures for stabilization. 10. The Hon’ble Minister also directed CEA to constitute an Expert Committee for developing the manual/ guidelines, within a period of one month. 2. In compliance to HMoP’s direction, an Expert Committee was constituted consisting of Members from CEA, CWC, GSI and Hydro CPSUs for drafting the Guidelines for Slope Stability in Hydro Power Projects. A copy of the said Guidelines for Slope Stability in Hydro Power Projects is enclosed herewith for kind information and necessary compliance by all Hydro Developers. 3. This issues with the approval of Chairperson, CEA.


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