Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Tail Race Project

Introduction

Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Tail Race Project is situated across the river Cauvery in the Shimoga district of Karnataka.

The project is based on four power stations. Among them Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Project is the most famous. We will also shed light on other matter.

Power Generating Stations

Established Year

Linganamakki dam power house

1938

Mahatma Gandhi Hydro Electric (MGHE) station

1946

Sharavathy Generating Station (SGS)

1965

Sharavathy tail race generating station

2002

The Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Project, famous powerhouse that has been operational since 1948. It has a capacity of 1474 MW and is expected to generate 113.6MWh of electricity per year, which was one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in India at that time. The Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Project provides a small source of electricity for Karnataka.


That project was called the Krishna Rajendra Hydroelectric Project after the king of Mysore. Then the project was named after Mahatma Gandhi, who was the primary leader of the Indian independence Movement.

 

Mahatma gandhi hydroelectric project


The Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Project is an interesting news story that is worth reading. The project is designed to provide power to the people of India and to help the environment. The project is a joint venture between the Indian government and the World Bank. The project is expected to cost about $2.5 billion. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.

 


The project costing

The cost of the Mahatma Gandhi Hydro Electric  Tail Race Hydro Power Project is estimated to be Rs. 2,500 crores. The cost includes the cost of setting up the plant and machinery and the cost of construction of the dam and canals. The cost of electricity generated from the project is estimated to be Rs. 1,500 crores. The project is expected to generate 2,000 MW of power.

According to their estimates, that should not be much more than Rs. 5,000 crores (Rs. 500 crores more than what has already been sanctioned).

 


Salient features of the Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Tail Race Project

The project has 4 power-generating stations.

Power Generating Stations

Capacity

Linganamakki dam powerhouse

55 MW

Mahatma Gandhi Hydro Electric (MGHE) station

144 MW

Sharavathy Generating Station (SGS)

1035 MW

Sharavathy tail race generating station

240 MW

The project was commissioned in 8 phases. The first phase was commissioned on 07 December 2007 and the last phase was commissioned on 01 January 2013.

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