Moyar hydro-electric power house

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The Moyar Power House is a hydroelectric power station located in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India. It is run by the Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board. It is 48 km from Ooty and 36 km from Gudalur. The power plant is situated at the bottom of the Moyar Gorge and is accessed by a winch system from the plateau above.[1][2]

Power plant layout

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The installed capacity of power house is 36MW, consisting of 3 units with 12MW capacity each. The first two units were commissioned in 1960, and the third was commissioned in 1964.[3]

The elevation of the power station is 609 meters and the water source for the power house is from Moyar Forebay Dam, Maravakandy Dam, Pyakara Power House tail race and has a dam capacity of 446.25 Cusec.[3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "moyar power house". nilgiris.tn.gov.in. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Nilgiris - General Information". southindianstates.com. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b "moyar". tneb.in. Archived from the original on 3 August 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  4. ^ "hydro-electric system". greenosai.org. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2011.