Lower Sileru Dam & Power House Details

Lower Sileru Dam is located in the Sileru river of Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh. The dam is mainly used for the purpose of hydroelectric project and Irrigation. The salient features of Lower Sileru Dam, Lower Sileru Power House and Lower Sileru Hydroelectric project are listed below.

Salient features of Lower Sileru Dam:

1. Name of Dam – Forebay Lower Sileru ( S.H.E.S) Dam

2. River – Sileru

3. Nearest City – Bhadrachalam

4. District – Khammam

5. State – Andhra Pradesh

6. Basin – Godavari

7. Status – Completed

8. Purpose of Dam – Hydroelectric, Irrigation, Domestic Water Supply

9. Year of Commencement –

10. Year of Completion – 1978

11. Operating & Maintainance Agency – APGENCO

12. Dam as per Parliamentary Constituency – Mahabubabad

13. Seismic Zone - Seismic Zone-II

14. Type of Dam – Earthen

15. Length of Dam (m) – 548

16. Max Height above Foundation (m) – 67

17. Total Volume Content of Dam (TCM) – 2669

18. Design Flood (cumec) – 167

19. Length of Spillway (m) –

20. Crest Level of Spillway (m) – 930

21. Spillway Capacity (cumec) –

22. Type of Spillway Gates – Others

23. No. of Spillway Gates –

24. Size of Spillway Gates (m x m) –

Salient features of Lower Sileru Power House:

1. Name of Powerhouse – Lower Sileru Project Power House

2. Reservoir - Lower Sileru Reservoir

3. State – Andhra Pradesh

4. Basin – Godavari

5. Hydroelectric Basin – East Flowing Rivers

6. Seismic Zone – Seismic Zone-II

7. Hydroelectric Development Type – Run of the River Small Pondage

8. Structure Type – Dam

9. Position of Powerhouse – Others

10. Type of Powerhouse - Surface

11. Status of Powerhouse – Operational

12. Completion Year – 1978

13. Pumped Storage – No

14. Net Maximum/ Minimum Head – 199.6/173.4 m

15. MDDL for Powerhouse - 291.2 m

16. Annual Design Energy (MU) – 1464

17. Firm Power (MW) – 154

18. No. of Turbines – 4

19. Capacity per Turbine (MW) – 115

20. Total Installed Capacity (MW) – 460

21. Head Class of Turbine – High (Above 60 m)

22. Water Conductor System (km) - 20

23. Type of Turbine – Francis

24. Turbine Make – Unit 1 & Unit 2: Leningrad Metal Works and Unit 3 & Unit 4: BHEL

25. Rated Head (m) – 193.6

26. Rated Speed (rpm) – 300

27. Generator Make – Unit 1 and Unit 2: Electrosila- USSR ; Unit 3 and Unit 4: BHEL

28. No. of Penstock – 2

29. Length of Penstock (m) - 516

30. Penstock Size (m), Internal Diameter- 5.5

31. Design Discharge through each Penstock, Flow - 143 cumec

Salient features of Lower Sileru Hydroelectric Project:

1. Hydroelectric Project Name - Lower Sileru Hydroelectric Project

2. State – Andhra Pradesh

3. District - Khammam

4. River – Sileru

5. Basin – Godavari

6. Hydroelectric Region – Southern Hydroelectric Region

7. Total Installed Capacity (MW) – 460

8. Type of Project – Major (> 25 MW)

9. Hydroelectric Project Status – Completed

10. Purpose – Hydroelectric

11. Owner – State

12. Owner Name – APGENCO

13. Interbasin – No

14. Project Sharing – None

15. Intercountry – None