Upper Sileru Project Power House

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Upper Sileru Hydro Power Plant has an approved capacity of 240 Megawatt and the installed capacity is also 240 Megawatt. The status of power plant is operational. The source of water for the generation of power in the hydroelectric power station is Godavari. The basin is Godavari and the hydroelectric basin is East flowing rivers. The construction of the plant is completed in 1995. The owner and operator of the power station is Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited.

The beneficiary states of the Upper Sileru hydro power plant are Andhra Pradesh and its nearby States.The total number of Turbines used in the power plant is four. The turbine type is Francis. The Turbine Manufacturer for the Stage 1 of Power Plant is Charmillies of Switzerland and the turbine manufacturer for the Stage 2 is Bharat Heavy Electricals limited. Also, the Generator Manufacturer of Stage 1 is Oerlikon of Switzerland and the Generator Manufacturer of Stage 2 is Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. The Unit Size of hydroelectric power plant is 240 Megawatt. There are four units in Operational. They are from Unit 1 to Unit 4. Each of the power plant are having 60 Megawatt each.

How to Reach:

Upper Sileru Project Power House is located in the Upper Sileru town of Visakhapatnam district. You can arrive this thermal power station via Road, Rail or Air. By road, you will get frequent transport buses or Taxi Services to reach Upper Sileru. There is no railway stations and airports in Upper Sileru. The nearest well-connected railway station is Darliput in Odhisha, which is 79 kilometer away from Upper Sileru. The nearest airports are Rajahmundry Airport and Visakhapatnam Airport of Andhra Pradesh. Rajahmundry Airport is 118 km away, whereas Visakhapatnam Airport is 123 km away from Upper Sileru.

Project Details:

• Power House Name – Upper Sileru Project Power House

• Commission Date –

• Approved Capacity in MW – 240 Megawatt

• Installed Capacity in MW – 240 Megawatt

• Type of Project – Hydel

• Status - Operational

• Water Source – Godavari

• Basin – Godavari

• Hydroelectric Basin – East Flowing Rivers

• Structure Type - Dam

• Construction Completion –1995

• Owner – Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited

• Address – Upper Sileru - 531105, Visakhapatnam district

• District – Visakhapatnam

• State – Andhra Pradesh

• Contact Number – 040-23321774

• Fax – 040-23307766

• Email - contactus@apgenco.gov.in

• Website – apgenco.gov.in

• Beneficiary States/ Union Territories – Andhra Pradesh and its neighbouring states

• No of Turbines – 4

• Turbine Type - Francis

• Turbine Manufacturer – Stg 1 Charmillies- Switzerland and Stg 2 BHEL

• Generator Manufacturer – Stg 1: Oerlikon-Switzerland and Stg 2: BHEL

• No of Penstock - 4

• Unit Sizes – 240 Megawatt (4 units x 60 Megawatt)

• Units Operational – 4