Hydro Energy

   Project Overview
  • Dummagudem project is a 24 MW run-of-river type hydro project located in Dummagudem Kammam district, Andhra Pradesh.
  • At present, the project is about 100% complete; the project is expected to be commissioned by May 2013.
  • The company has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with M/s. Tata Power Trading Company for a period of 10 yrs. Option to sell power through Power Exchange and through Bilateral Market is also being provided for.
  • The mean energy estimated based on the 12 years gauged data from the Irrigation Department (ID) of the Government of Andhra Pradesh works out to be close to 120 MU/annum.
  • Leading consultants like Tata Consulting Engineers have been engaged for the project. 
  • The turbines are imported by the EPC contractor from M/S. Zhejiang Electro Mechanical company ltd., China, who are a 40 years old organization specializing in turbine manufacture for Hydel Power Projects.
  • The Project is eligible for Carbon Credit benefits and registration has been obtained from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Design Philosophy

  • The Dummagudem Small Hydro Electric Project envisages the utilization of head and discharge in the Left flank of the Branch Anicut Godavari.Dummagudem anicut comprise two portions viz., Main anicut and branch anicut. These anicuts were constructed during 1864–67 .
  • An approach channel for a short length to convey water to the Intake. The Intake Structure / Head Regulator with six vents each consisting of a trash rack, intake gate and a motorized gate are proposed on left side of the Dummagudem Branch anicut to draw controlled discharges into Powerhouse.
  • The six generating units of power house is proposed on left side of the left flank of Branch Anicut on river Godavari to draw controlled discharges.
  • This power house utilizes economically exploitable rated head of 4.8m. The power house is designed to accommodate six units of 4000 KW rated capacity generators based on the discharge in the river.