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Kadamparai Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Power Plant

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 400000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.00
URL More about Kadamparai Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Power Plant
Also in the south, the 400MW Kadamparai pumped storage plant came up in Tamilnadu state during the years 1987-89. It is located on a river of the same name and utilises the base created for the earlier 60MW Aliyar project. An upper reservoir had to be created by construction of a masonry-earthen dam. Its underground power house has four vertical Francis reversible units rated at 102MW, with generators of 100MW. The first unit was supplied by Boving and GE of the UK, while the latter collaborated with India's BHEL to supply the other three units, all of mixed type. The Kadamparai Pumped Storage Hydro Electric station (4 x100 MW) in Coimbatore District was commissioned in the year 1986 and is the first of its kind in the country to operate both in operation and pumping mode since 1987. In this Power House the off peak energy is utilized to pump water to the upper reservoir and during peak hours the Power House is put in generation mode.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.10.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Coimbature, Tamil Nadu

Utility West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd.
Utility Type Public Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd.
Energy Storage Technology Provider Mitsui
Power Electronics Provider Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity

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