List and Details of Hydel Power Stations in India Part 3

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Hydel Power Stations Part 3
Hydel Power StationLocationFeatures
KodayarTamil Nadu
  • Hydroelectric Power Plant India is located at Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Hydro Power resources of Tamil Nadu, acquired by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has more than 35 stations with a generating capacity of around 2184 MW of Power.
  • The generated power is supplied to various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
  • Some of the famous hydro power generating stations in Tamil Nadu are located at places like Kundah, Kadamparai, Erode, Thirunelveli.
  • The Balimela Reservoir is located in Malkangiri district, Odisha, India on the river Sileru that is a tributary of the Godavari River.
  • The gross storage capacity of Balimela reservoir is 3610 million cubic meters.
  • Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Odisha states entered into agreements to construct Balimela dam as a joint project and share the Sileru river waters available equally at Balimela dam site.
  • Odisha developed the 360 MW (6 × 60 MW units) power house by diverting the Balimela waters to the Potteru sub-river basin.
SileruAndhra Pradesh
  • Sileru River is a tributary of Sabari River.
  • It originates in Andhra Pradesh and also flows through Odisha before merging with Sabari.
  • Sabari River crosses the border into Andhra Pradesh to merge with Godavari River.
  • Sileru river has huge potential of hydro electricity generation which has been substantially harnessed by constructing Machkund (120 MW) , Balimela (510 MW) , Upper Sileru (240 MW) , Donkarayi (25 MW) and Lower Sileru hydro (460 MW) power projects.
  • Chitrakonda (60 MW) hydro project located at the toe of Balimela earth dam is planned to utilise the head available across the earth dam.
Nagarjuna SagarAndhra Pradesh
  • Nagarjuna Sagar Dam was built across the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar where the river is forming boundary between Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state and Nalgonda district of Telangana state in India.
  • The construction duration of the dam was between the years of 1955 and 1967.
SrisailamAndhra Pradesh
  • The Srisailam Dam is constructed across the Krishna River on the border of Mahabubnagar District, Telangana and Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh near Srisailam temple town and is the 2nd largest capacity working hydroelectric station in the country.
  • The Tungabhadra Dam is constructed across the Tungabhadra River, a tributary of the Krishna River.
  • The dam is near the town of Hospet in Karnataka.
  • It is a multipurpose dam serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control, etc.
  • This is a joint project of erstwhile Hyderabad state and erstwhile Madras Presidency when the construction was started; later it became a joint project of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh after its completion in 1953.
  • Jog Falls, Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the 2nd highest waterfall in India located near Sagara taluk, Shimoga district in the state of Karnataka.
  • It is a segmented waterfall, which, depending on rain and season, becomes a plunge waterfall.
  • The falls are a major tourist attraction and is ranked 13th in the world by the waterfall database.
  • One of the largest hydroelectric stations in India at that time and a small source of electric power for Karnataka now.
  • Shivasamudra is a small city in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India.
  • It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri, which forms here the boundary to the Chamarajanagar District, and is the location of one of the first Hydro-electric Power stations in Asia, which was set up in the year 1902.
  • Asia՚s First hydro-electric power station is located at the waterfall and is still functional.
  • The Diwan of Mysore, Sir K. Seshadri Iyer, commissioned this station.
MetturTamil Nadu
  • Mettur is an industrial and tourism town located in the Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
  • It is best known for the Mettur Dam.
  • Mettur is known for its huge dam, power, chemicals and aluminium.
  • The maximum percentage of water requirements for irrigation in Tamil Nadu depends on the Mettur Dam.
  • Mettur is one of the sources of electricity for Tamil Nadu.
PykaraTamil Nadu
  • Pykara is the name of a village and river 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.
  • The Pykara River is considered very sacred by the Todas.
  • It rises at Mukurthi peak, flows northwards, and then turns to the west after reaching the edge of the plateau.
  • The river flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glenmorgan dams, and forms part of an important hydro-electric power project.
KundahTamil Nadu
  • The Kundah Hydro-electric Power Scheme is located in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • It is the one of the biggest electricity generating schemes in Tamil Nadu State.
  • The group of peaks Devarbatta, Karaikada, Koulingabetta and Porthimund, all over 2400 Metres ASL (above sea level) drain into two streams, Avalanche and Emerald.
  • The project is a symbol of India-Canada friendship and co-operation.
AliyarTamil Nadu
  • Aliyar Reservoir is a 6.48 km2 (2.5 sq mi) reservoir located in Aliyar village near Pollachi town in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, South India.
  • The dam is located in the foothills of Valparai, in the Anaimalai Hills of the Western Ghats.
  • The dam offers some ideal getaways including a park, garden, aquarium, play area and a mini Theme-Park maintained by Tamil Nadu Fisheries Corporation for visitors enjoyment.
PeriyarTamil Nadu



  • Periyar is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in the Indian state of Kerala.
  • It is one of the few perennial rivers in the region and provides drinking water for several major towns.
  • The Periyar is of utmost significance to the economy of Kerala.
  • It generates a significant proportion of Kerala՚s electrical power via the Idukki Dam and flows along a region of industrial and commercial activity.

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