Kolkata: West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has received an award for ‘one of the best innovations’ for ‘Energy storage through Hydro’ at IPPAI Power Awards, organised by the Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) on November 24 at Belgundi Belgaum in Karnataka.The award has been conferred in recognition of WBSEDCL’s innovation and sustainability at the 900 MW Purulia Pumped Storage Project (PPSP) and its futuristic approach for the upcoming 1,000 MW Turga Pumped Storage Project and proposed 900 MW Bandu Pumped Storage Project. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBoth Turga and Bandu projects will be developed in Purulia district, adjacent to the site of the pumped storage project. A Press statement issued by the CPRO, WBSEDCL, says this is another jewel in WBSEDCL’s crown and it will encourage the organisation to ensure quality power and better service to consumers across the state. It may be mentioned here that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been roped in to construct the 1,000 MW Turga pumped storage project at Purulia, which will be carried out by the state Power department. JICA has agreed to provide a loan of Rs 5,000 crore for the project. The state cabinet has already approved the total project cost of Rs 6,922 crore.