Hydro projects generate electricity from flowing water. They reduce the need to burn fossil fuels to generate our power. Project benefits: preserving natural resources; promoting renewable energy generation; reducing dependency on non-renewable resources; helping spread green technology worldwide; and improving health.
3 MW Iruttukanam Small Hydel Power (SHP) Project, UNFCCC ID No. 1514 envisages harnessing of green energy from run of Upper Kallar river for an annual generation of 11.93 Million Unit. A diversion weir of 8 M height and 49 M long is constructed across the river at Ambazhachal and water is diverted through a 2.8 M ‘D’ Shaped tunnel 712.5 M long and lead to the Power House through a 1118 mm dia 205M long penstock bifurcating into 2 branches of 700 mm dia pipes and enters into the power house feeding two Francis type turbines each coupled with a 1.5 MW generator. The tail water is fed into the same Upper Kallar river through a tailrace channel.
The generated power at 3.3 kv is stepped up to 66 kv in the switch yard through a 5 MVA 3.3 kv/66kv transformer and the energy is evacuated to 66 kv grid of Kerala Stage Electricity Board Limited.
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