Mini hydel project commissioned

Posted By: Pti
Subscribe to Oneindia News

Kozhikode, Feb 19 (PTI): Kerala Electricity Minister A KBalan today commissioned the 4.8 MW Poozhithodu mini hydelpower project in Kozhikode district.

Work on the run-of-the-river hydroelectricity project,wherethe natural flow and elevation drop of the river is used togenerate electricity, was started in March 2009 and completedwithin 20 months.

The hydroelectric project has a weir, a 120-metre longpenstock pipe and a power house with three generators eachwith 1.60 MW capacity.

For the Rs 32.79 crore project, the Ministry for New andRenewable Energy has provided a grant of about Rs four crore,of which Rs 2.21 crore has already been received, KSEB Boardsources said.

Electricity generated will be transmitted to Kuttiadisubstation through a 14-km electricity line. The water usedfor the project will be diverted back to the river.

The project has come up on 20 acres, acquired from 10private land owners.

Please Wait while comments are loading...