Poringalkuthu is a 52MW hydro power project. It is located on Chalakudy river/basin in Kerala, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1957. Buy the profile here.

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The project is currently owned by Kerala State Electricity Board.

Poringalkuthu is a reservoir based project. Poringalkuthu (Poringalkuthu I) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2013-2015. The project generated 265 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1957.

Contractors involved

Poringalkuthu (Poringalkuthu I) is equipped with GF AgieCharmilles francis turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 9MW nameplate capacity.

Poringalkuthu (Poringalkuthu Left Bank) is equipped with Bharat Heavy Electricals francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 16MW nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Andritz Hydro and Bharat Heavy Electricals.

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