Shivasamudram is a 300MW hydro power project. It is planned on Cauvery river/basin in Karnataka, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 300 300 Permitting Karnataka, India Karnataka Power


The project is being developed and currently owned by Karnataka Power.

Shivasamudram is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 2.8 million cubic meter. The project is expected to generate 815.09 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $136.239m.

Shivasamudram (Phase I) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 100MW nameplate capacity.

Shivasamudram (Phase II) consists of 1 turbine with 100MW nameplate capacity.

The Shivasamudram (Phase I) will have 2 electric generators installed at the Shivasamudram (Phase I) site. The generator capacity is likely to be 111 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

About Karnataka Power

Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL), is a state-owned electric utility. It produces electricity using hydro, diesel, coal, wind and solar sources. Under long-term power purchase agreements, the company supplies power to state-owned power distribution utilities. KPCL has interests in various projects in under develop phases. It also offers a wide range of consultancy services, from concept to commissioning; auxiliary services; and operates plants on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. KPCL is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


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