• The first giant hydroelectric power station in the Telugu states
  • One of the rare hydroelectric power stations in the country
  • That is Polavaram Hydroelectric power station
  • Constructing with 960 MW power generation capacity
  • MEIL aims to complete before the deadline
  • Construction works at a brisk pace
  • Once complete, it is the largest hydroelectric project AP and Telangana
  • Tehri, Koina, Nathpa, Sardar Sarovar hydroelectric stations are the biggest in the country
  • These were built for hydroelectric generation
  • Sardar Sarovar is a multi-purpose project
  • Constructing Polavaram Project for multi-purposes
  • Powerhouse construction at the left bank gap area
  • Constructing at an Anguluru village in East Godavari district
  • The spillway at the right side of the project
  • Hydroelectric station on the left side of the project
  • It is the other unique feature in Polavaram Project
  • Generally, hydroelectric stations construct adjacent to the spillway
  • No connection between the spillway and hydroelectric plant in Polavaram
  • Spillway one side and powerhouse another side
  • 12 units with 80 MW capacity, each
  • Srisailam right bank power station capacity 770 MW
  • Srisailam left bank power station capacity 900 MW
  • First built right bank power station. Left-bank power station recently constructed.
  • Nagarjunasagar hydroelectric power station capacity 770 MW
  • Polavaram hydroelectric project capacity is higher than the above projects
  • Floods are inevitable ever year for Polavaram
  • The aim is to control flooding and generate electricity
  • Release of water to downwards from a 27 meters height
  • Thereby generating hydroelectricity
  • 331 cumecs of water discharge per unit
  • 2308.41 million units of power generation per unit
  • Vertical generators and vertical Kaplan turbines are specialities in this project
  • Built the approach channels, intake pools and gates
  • Constructed a total of 24 gates
  • 12 intake gates and 3 stop log gates
  • 12 pressure tunnels constructed
  • The power plant in 107 hectares
  • The water reaches powerhouse via intake from the approach channel
  • Post power generation, water flows in the Godavari from trial race
  • This rare engineering in Polavaram only
  • The earthworks targeted at this station is 118.16 lakh cubic meters
  • 100.44 lakh cubic meters of work by December 2020