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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Idukki Hydroelectric Project

Idukki Hydro Electric Project (IHEP) is one of the major projects of Kerala State Electricity Board. It was commissioned in the year 1976 and completed in 1986 and is the largest hydro electric project in Kerala. The Idukki dam is one of the Asia's highest arch dam. It was a major project having an underground power house. Idukki dam is constructed across the river and has west flowing rivers as hydroelectric basin. This belongs to south hydroelectric region the dam area comes under zone 3 of the seismic zone of india. Idukki dam is a high capacity storage dam run by Kerala State Electricity Board under Kerala government. Dam is located in Cheruthoni, Idukki district of Kerala. This has a total of 6 turbines with a capacity of 130 megawatt per turbine. Total Installed capacity is 780 megawatt. Type of turbine used is Pelton Wheel.  The turbine units of the Dam were incorporated from foreign companies - units 1, 2 and 3 of the turbine were acquired from Neyrpic Canada and units 4, 5 and 6 from Dominion Canada. The generator units were also acquired from foreign companies - unit 1, 2 and 3 from GE Canada and units 4, 5 and 6 from MIL Canada. There are a total of 6 units having 130 megawatt each so a total of 780 megawatt production exists. The number of commissioned units in the dam comes to a total of 6. It has two penstocks and the length of each pen stock is 955 meters. The purpose of Idukki dam is mainly hydroelectric power generation.
Hydroelectric Project Details


Salient Features

Name of Power Project

Idukki Hydroelectric Project
Name of Power House

Idukki Power House
Commission Year

1976
Type of Project

Major
Type of Powerhouse

Underground
Type of Structure

Dam
Power House Position

Others
Project Status

Operational
River

Periyar River
Hydroelectric Basin

West flowing Rivers
Hydroelectric Region

South Hydroelectric Region
Seismic Zone

Zone III
Hydroelectric Development Type

Storage
Owner of Power Plant

Kerala Government
Owner Name

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)
Location

Cheruthoni
District

Idukki
State

Kerala
Country

India
Office Phone

+91 (471) 244 6480
Email Id

-
Web Address

www.kseb.in
Completion Year

1986
Total no: of Turbines

6
Capacity per Turbine in MW

130 MW
Total Installed Capacity

780 Megawatt
Turbine Type

Pelton
Turbine Maker

Unit 1, 2 & 3 - Neyrpic Canada, Unit 4, 5 & 6 - Dominion Canada
Generator Maker

Unit 1, 2 & 3 - GE Canada, Unit 4, 5 & 6 - MIL Canada
Total Units and Size

6 units x 130 MW (780 MW)
No of Commissioned Units

6
Number of Penstock

2
Length of Penstock

955 m
Purpose

Hydroelectric Power Generation

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