Panniyar Hydroelectric Project

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Panniyar Hydroelectric Project is located in the Panniyar Village of Idukki District in the state of Kerala. The power project is commissioned in 1963. It has a total installed capacity of 30 MW. The type of project is Major, since its capacity is greater than 25 MW. The configuration of Power Houses is one surface powerhouse. The status of Power Plant is Working. The Water Source for the generation of power in the station is Panniar/Periyar.

The Hydroelectric Basin is West Flowing Rivers and the Hydroelectric Region is Southern Hydroelectric Region of India. The Hydroelectric Development type of Plant is Storage. The power plant is owned by Kerala Government and the operating company of this project is Kerala State Electricity Board.

The beneficiary states of this Panniyar Hydroelectric Project is Kerala. The power station completed its construction activities in 1964 and soon after it started its operations. The total number of Turbines in the power plant is two and capacity per each Turbine is 15 MW. The type of Turbine used is Francis. The manufacturer of both Turbine and Generator of the power plant is by Hitachi Japan. The Unit size of power project is 30 MW (That is, 15 MW x 2 units). There are two units in operation and all the two units are commissioned. The first unit is commissioned in 29 December 1963 with an installed capacity of 15 MW and second unit is commissioned in 26 January 1964 with an installed capacity of 15 MW.

How to Reach: Panniyar Hydroelectric Project is established in the Panniyar Village of Idukki District in Kerala. You can visit this power station via Road, Rail or Air. Frequent Buses are available from the Idukki town to the power station. Aluva Railway Station is the nearest railway station and Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport.

Project Details:

• Hydroelectric Project Name – Panniyar Hydroelectric Project

• Commission Date – 1963

• Approved Capacity in MW – 30 MW

• Installed Capacity in MW – 30 MW

• Type of Project – Major (>25 MW)

• Type of Powerhouse – Surface

• Status – Operational

• Water Source – Panniar/Periyar

• Hydroelectric Basin – West Flowing Rivers

• Hydroelectric Region – Southern Hydroelectric Region

• Hydroelectric Development Type – Storage

• Owner – Kerala Government

• Operating Company – KSEB

• Address – Panniyar, Idukki, Kerala

• District – Idukki

• State – Kerala

• Contact Number – +91471 2555544

• Email –

• Website –

• Beneficiary States/ Union Territories – Kerala

• Completion of Power Project – 1964

• Number of Turbines – 2

• Capacity per Turbine – 15 MW

• Type of Turbine – Francis

• Turbine Manufacturer – Hitachi Japan

• Generator Manufacturer – Hitachi Japan

• Unit Sizes – 30 MW (15 MW x 2 units)

• Total Units – 2

• Units Commissioned – Two units are commissioned