"Purulia Pumped Storage Project of West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL) envisaged 4 units of 224 MW each. This project can generate 900 MW power instantly by discharging stored water from Upper dam to Lower Dam through reversible pump-turbine and generator motor. The project located in Ajodhya Hills in Bagmundi village of Purulia district was commissioned in February 2008 and was dedicated to the nation by the Buddhadeb Bhattercharjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal on 6th April 2008. The project cost of Rs 2,953 crore is funded as a loan assistance from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. The entire Power house was constructed under the hills, by gauging out the rocky hills of Purulia , with access through a kilometer long tunnel. HCC- L&T JV carried out a major portion of the project under contract from M/s TAISEI, one of the Japanese Contractors. HVAC System for
the entire project was carried out by Aircon Group under sub-contract from HCC- L&T JV."

Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage