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January 7, 2022

Sholayar, India

By Carmen

Sholayar is a 95MW hydro power project. It is located on Sholayar river/basin in Tamil Nadu, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1971.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 95 95 Active Tamil Nadu, India


The project is currently owned by TNEB.

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

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1971.

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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.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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