Supa is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Kalinadi river/basin in Karnataka, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1974 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1985. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Hindustan Steelworks Construction and is currently owned by Karnataka Power.

Supa is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 4,178 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 72m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock diameter is 4.9m. The project generated 542 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1974 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1985.

Contractors involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.