Sabarigiri Hydroelectric Project

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Sabarigiri Hydroelectric Project Kerala is located in the Moozhiyar of Pathanamthitta district in the state of Kerala in India. The power project is commissioned in 1966 with an installed capacity of 300 MW. The project type is major, since the total capacity is greater than 25 MW. The type of powerhouse built is Surface. The configuration of powerhouses is one surface type of powerhouse. The status of power plant is Operational. The water source for the generation of current isKakki/Pamba River. The hydroelectric basin of power project is West Flowing Rivers. The power station is erected at the hydroelectric region of South India. The Hydroelectric Development Type of power station is Storage. The power plant is owned by State Government and the operating company is Kerala State Electricity Board. The beneficiary State of power plant is Kerala and other south Indian states.

The total number of turbines in the power house is six and capacity per each Turbine is 50 MW. The type of Turbine built is Pelton. The maker of both Turbine and Generator of Sabarigiri Power House is Allis-Chalmers USA. The unit size of power plant is 300 MW (6 units of 50 MW each). There are six units in operation and all the six units are commissioned. The first three units are commissioned in 1966 with an installed capacity of 50 MW each and the remaining three units are commissioned in 1967 with an installed capacity of 50 MW each.

How to Reach: The Sabarigiri Hydroelectric Project Kerala is located in the Moozhiyar of Seethathode village in RanniTaluk of Pathanamthitta district. You can arrive this destination by Bus or Taxi. There is no railway station and airport in Pathanamthitta. So the nearest railway station is Chengannur which is 19 km away and Kochi Airport is the nearest airport, which is 88 km away.

Project Details:

• Hydroelectric Project Name – Sabarigiri Hydroelectric Project Kerala

• Commission Date – 1966

• Approved Capacity in MW –300 MW

• Installed Capacity in MW – 300 MW

• Type of Project – Major (> 25 MW)

• Type of Powerhouse – Surface

• Configuration of Powerhouses - One surface powerhouse

• Status –Operational

• Water Source – Kakki/Pamba

• Hydroelectric Basin – West Flowing Rivers

• Hydroelectric Region – Hydroelectric Region of South India

• Hydroelectric Development Type – Storage

• Owner – State Government

• Operating Company – Kerala State Electricity Board

• Address – Moozhiyar, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, India

• District – Pathanamthitta

• State – Kerala

• Contact Number –+91 (471) 244 6480 (Thiruvananthapuram)

• Email –

• Website –

• Beneficiary States/ Union Territories – Kerala

• Completion of Power Project– 1967

• Number of Turbines – 6

• Capacity per Turbine – 50 MW

• Type of Turbine – Pelton

• Turbine Manufacturer – Allis-Chalmers USA

• Generator Manufacturer – Allis-Chalmers USA

• Unit Sizes – 300 MW (6 units x 50 MW)

• Total Units – 6

• Units Commissioned – All the six units are commissioned.