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Saturday, 12 September 2020

Kallada Hydroelectric Project

Kallada hydro electric project was commissioned in the year 1994 and completed in the same year. This is a small power house project having 3-25MW capacity constructed across Kallada River. It has a surface type of power house and a dam type of structure. This project has a dam toe power house position. The basin of this Dam is West flowing rivers and comes under south hydroelectric region. It is a storage type of hydroelectric development. The power plant is owned by Kerala government under Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB). This is an operational dam structure lying in zone III of the seismic zone. Location of the dam is Kallada, Kollam, Kerala, India. Total number of turbines is two and capacity of each turbine is 7.5 megawatt making the total installed capacity to 15 megawatt. The type of turbine used is Kaplan turbine. Both turbine and generator were procured from BHEL India. There are a total of 2 units of 7.5 megawatt each making it 15 megawatt. There are two Commissioned units with one penstock having 56 metre length. The purpose of this dam is hydroelectric power generation.

Hydroelectric Project Details


Salient Features

Name of Power Project

Kallada Hydroelectric Project
Name of Power House

Kallada Power House
Commission Year

1994
Type of Project

Small (3 - 25 MW)
Type of Powerhouse

Surface
Type of Structure

Dam
Power House Position

Dam Toe
Project Status

Operational
River

Kallada 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

Kallada
District

Kollam
State

Kerala
Country

India
Office Phone

+91 (471) 244 6480
Email Id

-
Web Address

www.kseb.in
Completion Year

1994
Total no: of Turbines

2
Capacity per Turbine in MW

7.5 MW
Total Installed Capacity

15 Megawatt
Turbine Type

Kaplan
Turbine Maker

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited
Generator Maker

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited
Total Units and Size

2 units x 7.5 MW (15 MW)
No of Commissioned Units

2
Number of Penstock

1
Length of Penstock

56 m
Purpose

Hydroelectric Power Generation

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