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Chembukadavu - I Small Hydro Electric Project

Capacity :  3x0.9 MW

Brief History :

Chembukadave 1 SHEP having installed capacity of 2.7MW(0.9MWx3) is operated and controlled by Kerala state Electricity Board Ltd.Chembukadave SHEP 1is located at Chalipuzha, Kodenchry village, Thamarassery Taluk, Kozhikode District. SHEP 1 has a a trench type diversion weir, near vattchira across Chalipuzha. The water is diverted through a concrete lined contour channel on the right bank to fore bay situated on top of the hill. From there water is taken through a single penstock,   which is branched into three, to feed three machines of 900kw each in the powerhouse .The tail water is utilised for power generation under stage 2.

Salient Features:

Location with district :Kozhikode
Category : Hydro Power Project
Capacity :2.7 MW
River :Chalipuzha
Dam :Chalipuzha,Diversion structure-overflow weir
Annual Energy Potential :6.59MUReservoir :
Catchment Area :20.5 Sq. K.M (12.81 Sq. Miles)
Gross Storage :NA(Run off river project)
Generation per MCM :6.59 MU
Design Head :35.5 Mts.
Full Reservoir level (FRL) :NA(Run of river project)
Min. Draw Down Level :NA(Run off river project)
Design Disch. through Machine :1.61. m3/sec

Date of Commissioning:

Unit – 1 :19.08.2003
Unit – 2 :19.08.2003
Unit – 3 :19.08.2003


a) Type :Francis Horizondel,Reaction
b) Make :Zhejiang Linhai Electric Machinary
c) Design Net Head :38.73Mts.
d) Rated Output :0.9MW
e) Output Max. :0.9 MW
f) Normal Speed :750 RPM
g) Runway speed :1600 RPM
h) Disc. Through Machine :1.61m3/sec


a) Type :Synchronous
b) Make :Zhejiang Linhai Electric Co.Ltd China
c) Rated Voltage :6300V
d) Rated Out put :1125.KVA
f) Speed :750 RPM
g) Power Factor :0.8


a) Type :S9,400/33
b) Make :Zhejiang Zanbian group of Co Ltd China
c) Rated Voltage : 6300/3300 V
d) Rated Out put : 4000KVA

4. Power Evacuation

a) 33KV chembukadave –Thambalamanna Feeder


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