Kakkad is a 50MW hydro power project. It is located on Pamba river/basin in Kerala, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1999.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 50 50 Active Kerala, India

Description

The project is currently owned by Kerala State Electricity Board.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 39.22 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 132.6m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 25m. The penstock diameter is 2.65m. The project generated 262 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1999.

Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 25MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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