Hydroelectric Power Plants in South India

Adanki Branch Canal Mile 4/6
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Sri Dhanalakshmi Cotton & Rice Mills Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1.07 MW Semikaplan
Operation: 1996
T/G supplier: HPP, Alstom
EPC: Avant-Garde Engineers and Consultants
Quick facts: This is one of three minihydro plants built by Dhanalakshmi for captive power generation. The sites areon Addanki Branch Canal of Nagarjuna Sagar Right canal at Muppalla village, Ippuru Mandal, Guntur Dist about 40 km from the company’s factories at Ganapavaram.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 27 Dec 2008

Chettipeda
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 500 kW Semikaplan
Operation: 1989
T/G supplier: ESAC, Compton Greaves
EPC: Avant-Garde Engineers and Consultants
Quick facts: Chettipeta was commissioned on 10 Jan 1991 at a cost of Rs 0.88cr. The plant is on the Godavari Barrage reservoir.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 27 Dec 2008

 

Janapadu Branch
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Janapadu Power Projects Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 1.05 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: HPP, Marelli
EPC: HPP
Quick facts: This project is on Janapadu Branch Canal and sells power to AP Transco. It includes a diversion structure, head regulator, power canal, powerhouse, switchyard, and a tailrace canal. The JBC originates from Nagajurna Sagar left canal mains which in turn draws water from Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir on the River Krishna.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 27 Dec 2008

Kakatiya D-83 Canal Mile 10
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 220 kW Semikaplan
Operation: 1986
T/G supplier: Jyoti
EPC: Avant-Garde Engineers and Consultants
Quick facts: Eight minihydro stations were constructed on Kakatiya D-83 Canal near Peddapalli. Mile 10 was the first installation and commissioned on 31 Mar 1986.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 28 Dec 2008

Kakatiya D-83 Canal Mile 12
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 330 kW Semikaplan
Operation: 2003
T/G supplier: Triveni

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 28 Dec 2008

Kakatiya D-83 Canal Mile 14
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 500 kW Semikaplan
Operation: 1995
T/G supplier: Flovel, Kirloskar

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 28 Dec 2008

Kakatiya D-83 Canal Mile 18-B
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 220 kW Semikaplan
Operation: 2000
T/G supplier: Kirloskar

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 28 Dec 2008

Srisailam
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp
Configuration: 6 X 165 MW FPT (LB), 6 X 110 MW Francis (RB)
Operation: 1983-2003
T/G supplier: Hitachi, MELCO, BHEL
EPC: Sumitomo
Quick facts: This dam on the Krishna River has two power houses and in aggregate is one of the largest hydro plants in the country.  Dam construction started in 1953. The left-bank powerhouse can operate in pumped-storage mode and was partially funded by Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Photograph courtesy of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp
Posted 14 Apr 2006

Tungabhadra
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: National Hydro Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 9 MW Kaplan, 2 X 9 MW Francis
Operation: 1957-1964
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, Charmilles, Hitachi, BBC, Toshiba
Quick facts: The Tungabhadra Board was constituted in 1953 for completion of the Tungabhadra Project and its operation and maintenance. Two power houses are at the dam – Tungabhadra and Hampi – and the output is shared between the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in an 80:20 ratio.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Water Resources
Posted 14 Apr 2006

   
 

Yeleru Reservoir
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Manihamsa Power Projects Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1.5 MW Francis
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Jyoti
Quick facts: This SHP was built on Gap No 2 Dike of the Yeleswaram Reservoir on Yeleru River. This river originates in the Eastern Ghats and the reservoir was originally built to supply water to Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

Photograph courtesy of Alternate Hydro Energy Center
Posted 30 Dec 2008

 

Abbreviations:  AC = Allis Chalmers, CGE = Canadian General Electric, MELCO = Mitsubishi Electric Co, NPCC = National Projects Construction Corp Ltd, SEB = state electricity board, T/G = turbine generator, u.c. = under construction

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12/30/08

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