Periyar is a 140MW hydro power project. It is located on Periyar river/basin in Tamil Nadu, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1958.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 140 140 Active Tamil Nadu, India


The project is currently owned by TNEB.

Periyar is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 373.38m. The project generated 429.5 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1958.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 35MW nameplate capacity.

AEG Industrial Engineering supplied 4 electric generators for the project.


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