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November 29, 2021

Kundah III, India

By Carmen

Kundah III is a 500MW hydro power project. It is planned on kundah river/basin in Tamil Nadu, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 500 500 Permitting Tamil Nadu, India Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution.

Kundah III is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 49.03 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 236m. 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, is expected to be 4 in number. The penstock diameter will be 3.9m. The project cost is expected to be around $711.82m.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Contractors Involved

GE Power India is expected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

GE Power India will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 4 units of Francis turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project will be procured from GE Power India.

About Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution

Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) is a subsidiary of TNEB( Tamilnadu Electricity Board) Limited that generates and distributes the electrical power. It provides services for the electric needs of the Tamilnadu state through four large thermal power stations. The corporation has two divisions one is Electricity generation wing and other is Electricity distribution wing. Its portfolio involves in generation of electricity through wind turbines. TANGEDCO is headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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