Sholayar is a 95MW hydro power project. It is located on Sholayar river/basin in Tamil Nadu, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1971. Buy the profile here.


The project is currently owned by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution with a stake of 100%.

Sholayar is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 152.7 million cubic meter.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1971.

Contractors involved

Sholayar (Sholayar I) is equipped with Litostroj Power francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 35MW nameplate capacity.

Sholayar (Sholayar II) is equipped with Litostroj Power francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 25MW nameplate capacity.

Koncar Generators and Motors supplied 2 electric generators for the Sholayar (Sholayar I). The generator capacity is 41.2 MVA.

Koncar Generators and Motors supplied 1 electric generator for the Sholayar (Sholayar II). The generator capacity is 27.77 MVA.

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