Hirakud is a 347.5MW hydro power project. It is located on Mahanadi river/basin in Odisha, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1949 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1956.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||347.5||347.5||–||Active||Odisha, India||Odisha Hydro Power|
The project is developed and owned by Odisha Hydro Power.
The hydro reservoir capacity is 7,189 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 26.5m. Hirakud (Hirakud I) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1998,2005.Hirakud (Hirakud II) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1998,2008. The project generated 860.952 GWh of electricity.
The project construction commenced in 1949 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1956.
Hirakud (Hirakud I) is equipped with Andritz Hydro kaplan turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 49.5MW nameplate capacity.
Hirakud (Hirakud I) is equipped with Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro kaplan turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 37.5MW nameplate capacity.
Hirakud (Hirakud I) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 32MW nameplate capacity.
Hirakud (Hirakud II) is equipped with Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 24MW nameplate capacity.
Hirakud (Hirakud II) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding kaplan turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 24MW nameplate capacity.
GE Renewable Energy, Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro, Voith Hydro Holding and Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod have supplied, 2 and one generator, respectively.
About Odisha Hydro Power
Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd (OHPC) is an electric utility that operates hydro electric generating stations. The utility develops renewable energy resources through small hydro projects. Its projects include Hirakud Hydro Electric Project, Burla; Chiplima Hydro Electric Project; Rengali Hydro Electric Project; Balimela Hydro Electric Project, Upper Indravati Hydro Electric Project, Mukhiguda and Kathiguda; and Upper Kolab Hydro Electric Project, Bariniput; among others. In addition, OHPC identified projects for future implementation that includes Middle Kolab Hydro Electric Project, Tel Integrated Project, Lower Vansadhara Project, Balijori Hydro Electric Project, Salki Hydro electric Project, among others. The utility also develops and operates coal mines for supply of fuel to thermal power stations. It operates in Odisha, India. OHPC is headquartered in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
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