Sholayar HEP is a 59.4MW hydro power project. It is located on sholayar river/basin in Kerala, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1966.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 59.4 59.4 Active Kerala, India Kerala State Electricity Board


The project is developed and owned by Kerala State Electricity Board.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 153.48 million cubic meter. Sholayar HEP (Sholayar HEP-Rehabilitated Unit III) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2019. The project generated 233 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1966.

Contractors Involved

Litostroj Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 3 units of Francis turbines, each with 19.8 nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Koncar Generators and Motors.

About Kerala State Electricity Board

Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd (KSEB), a subsidiary of Government of Kerala, is an electric utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The utility offers services such as online bill payment, meter reading, online connection service, alteration of wiring, energy efficiency, energy audits, energy conservation, electrical safety, energy consultation, rebates and incentives, outage reporting, load management and online services. It owns and operates through a network of power plants, transmission lines and substations. The utility serves residential, agricultural, industrial and commercial customers across Kerala. KSEB is headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.


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