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Monday, 7 September 2020

Idamalayar Hydroelectric Power Project

Idamalayar Hydroelectric Power Station is located near Kothamangalam in Ernakulam and is operated by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB). It is owned by Kerala Government. The power project is commissioned in 1985 with a total installed capacity of 75 MW. The project type is Major (as the total installed capacity is less than 25 MW) and is operational. The source of water for the project is Idamalayar River and the hydroelectric basin is west flowing rivers from tadri to kanyakumari. The power project is erected in the southern hydroelectric region of the country. Kerala is the only beneficiary state of the power project. The completion and inauguration of the power plant was held in 1987.

Power House : The type of idamalayar powerhouse is Surface and its structure is Dam. The position of power house in the Dam is at the Dam Toe.  The hydroelectric development type of power house is storage. The seismic zone of india in which the dam is located is Zone – III. The number of turbines in the power house is two. Each of the turbines of power house has an installed capacity of 37.5 MW. The Turbine used in the power plant is of Francis type. The maker of Turbine as well as that of Generator of power house is Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) of India.

There are two commissioned units in the power station and the size of each unit is 37.5 MW. So the total installed capacity of Idamalayar Hydroelectric Project is 75 Megawatt.

Hydroelectric Project Details

Salient Features

Name of Power Project

Idamalayar Hydroelectric Project
Name of Power House

Idamalayar Power House
Commission Date

1985
Type of Project

Major
Type of Powerhouse

Surface
Type of Structure

Dam
Power House Position

Dam Toe
Project Status

Operational
River

Idamalayar River
Hydroelectric Basin

West flowing Rivers
Hydroelectric Region

South Hydroelectric Region
Seismic Zone

Zone - III
Hydroelectric Type

Storage
Owner of Power Plant

Kerala Government
Owner Name

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)
Location

Near Kothamangalam
District

Ernakulam
State

Kerala
Office Phone

+91 (471) 244 6480
Email Id

-
Web Address

www.kseb.in
Completion Year

1987
Total no: of Turbines

2
Capacity per Turbine in MW

37.5 MW
Total Installed Capacity

75 Megawatt
Turbine Type

Francis
Turbine Maker

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited
Generator Maker

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited
Total Units and Size

2 units x 37.5 MW (75 MW)
No of Commissioned Units

2
Purpose

Hydroelectric Power Generation

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