Upper Sileru is a 240MW hydro power project. It is located on Sileru river/basin in Andhra Pradesh, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1962 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1967. Buy the profile here.

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The project is currently owned by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation with a stake of 100%.

Upper Sileru is a pumped storage project. The net head of the project is 92.58m. 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 9 in number. The penstock length is 382.7m. The penstock diameter is 6m. The project generated 575 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1962 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1967.

Contractors involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 60MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 66.67 MVA.

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This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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