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Abstract

Upper Sileru (Balimela Dam) Hydroelectric Power Plant India is located at 9 Km downstream of Balimela Dam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Location coordinates are: Latitude= 18.031268243452, Longitude= 82.017933683426. This infrastructure is of TYPE Hydro Power Plant with a design capacity of 240 MWe. It has 4 unit(s). The first unit was commissioned in 1967 and the last in 1995. It is operated by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp. .

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Name
Status of Plant
Plant Efficiency and Impact
Plant Overall Rating State-of-the-artWorth DuplicatingEnvironmentally Responsible
Country Assigned Identification Number
GEO Assigned Identification Number
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Location

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Description

Design Capacity (MWe)
Firm Capacity (MWe) Plant Load Factor (%)
Location
Type of Plant Short Description
Power Plant Used For
River/Lake/Canal Dammed
Year Project Commissioned
Project Benefits Power GenerationIrrigationWater / Flood ManagementRecreation and SportsTourismCity WaterFish
Power Production Potential At Design GW Hours per year at water head (m)
Configuration of Powerhouses Distance from Dam (m)
Electric Power Grid Connected To Name/Operator PPA(years)
Name of SubStation Connected To
Mean River Flow (cum/sec)
Name of Main Reservoir Lower Reservoir (if pumped storage)
Catchment Area (sq km)
At Full Reservoir Level (FRL) Surface Area (sq km) Altitude (m)
Capacity of Main Reservoir (MM cum) at FRL Useful/Live
Annual Flow Into Reservoir (MM cum)
Sedimentation Rate (MM cum/year) Impact on Project
Energy Content at FRL (GW hours)
Altitude Above Sea Level Main Reservoir (m) at Maximum at Minimum
Name of Dam
Height of the Dam (m) Crest Altitude (m)
Crest Length of the Dam (m)
Width of Dam at Crest (m) at Base (m)
Type of Dam Describe
Height of Water Head at Maximum (m) at Minimum (m)
Water Flow Rate Through Turbines (cum/sec) Max Velocity (m/sec)
Water Storage Pumping Rate (cum/sec)
FRL Generation Duration (hours) at Power (MWe)
Water Storage Pumping Time (hours) at Power (MWe)
Water Management Description
Environmental Issues
Capital Cost of Plant and/or In US Dollars In Year (YYYY)

Unit Information

Unit # Capacity (MWe) Date Commissioned (yyyy-mm-dd) Decommission Date (yyyy-mm-dd) Turbine Manufacturer Turbine Model/Type Speed (RPM) Generator Manufacturer Generator Model/Type Hydraulic Head (m) Unit Efficiency (%)
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Environmental Issues

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Owner and Operator Information

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Type of Ownership
Construction/EPC Contractor
Operating Company
Regulatory Authority
Project Financed By

Annual Performance

Comments

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Notes

* Indian fiscal and data reporting year is from 1 April - 31 March. Date Convention used by GEO: Year 2006 represents 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007.
* cum = cubic meters; MWe = Megawatts electric; MM=million; m=meters