Kallada Hydroelectric Project

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Kallada Hydroelectric Power Station is located in the Kallada village of Kollam district in Kerala. The Kallada Hydroelectric Project is commissioned in 1994. It has an approved and installed capacity of 15 MW. The type of project is Small, since the installed capacity of power plant is in between 3 and 25 MW. The type of powerhouse is Surface and its Status is Operational. The source of water for the generation of current in the power station is Kallada River of Kollam. The basin in the power station is West flowing Rivers.

The Kallada Hydroelectric Power Station is located in the South Hydroelectric Region. The Hydroelectric development type of power plant is Storage. The power plant is owned by Kerala Government and its operating company is Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).

The beneficiary state of this Kallada Hydroelectric Project is Kerala. The power project is completed and started its activity in 1994. The total number of Turbines in the power plant is two, where the capacity per each Turbine is 7.5 Megawatt. The Turbine type used is Kaplan. The maker of Turbine is Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited of India and the maker of Generator is also BHEL, India. There are two units in function and all the two units are commissioned. The unit size of power plant is two units of 7.5 MW (15 MW).

How to Reach: Kallada Hydroelectric Project is located in the kallada village of Kollam District in the state of Kerala, India. You can reach this destination via Road or Train. Regular Buses are available from the Kollam city to the power station. Taxi Services are also available. Kollam Junction Railway Station is the nearest well-connected railway station, which is located at about 30 kms away. Thiruvananthapuram international airport is the nearest airport.

Project Details:

• Hydroelectric Project Name – Kallada Hydroelectric Project

• Commission Date – 1994

• Approved Capacity in MW – 15 MW

• Installed Capacity in MW – 15 MW

• Type of Project – Small (In between 3 to 25 MW)

• Type of Powerhouse - Surface

• Status – Operational

• Water Source – Kallada River

• Basin – West flowing Rivers

• Hydroelectric Region – Southern Hydroelectric Region

• Hydroelectric Development Type - Storage

• Owner – Kerala Government

• Operating Company – Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)

• Address – Kallada, Kollam, Kerala, India

• District – Kollam

• State – Kerala

• Contact Number – +91 (471) 244 6480

• Email –

• Website – kseb.in

• Beneficiary States/ Union Territories – Kerala

• Completion of Power Project – 1994

• Number of Turbines – 2

• Capacity per Turbine – 7.5 Megawatt

• Type of Turbine – Kaplan

• Turbine Manufacturer – BHEL, India

• Generator Manufacturer – BHEL, India

• Unit Sizes – 2 units x 7.5 MW (15 MW)

• Total Units – 2

• Units Commissioned - All are Commissioned