Category: Tamil Nadu Hydel Projects
Tamil Nadu Electricity Board is setting up a 10 MW ( 2 x 5 MW) small hydel power project across river Bhavani by constructing a barrage in TN. The proposed hydel power generation unit will utilize the tail water released by the Pillur power house (2 x 50 MW) for power generation. The maximum discharge from Pillur is around 173 cumecs and it receives water from river Bhavani, Kundah river and Niralapalam stream. There exists a hydro potential of 36 m discharge. The project is under implementation and is expected to be commissioned by July 2009. The project which was conceived in 2004 is estimated at Rs.586.4 million with cement and steel prices going up the revised cost will be high.