The Papanasam dam also known as Karaiyar Dam is located 49 kilometres (30 mi) away from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, India. The dam is used to irrigate 86,107 acres (34,846 ha) of paddy fields in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts.
|Location||Papanasam, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity dam|
|Height||143 ft (44 m)|
|Height (foundation)||200 ft (61 m)|
|Length||744 ft (227 m)|
|Total capacity||5.5×109 cu ft (126,263 acre⋅ft)|
|Operator(s)||Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited|
|Commission date||Unit 1: 8 July 1944|
Unit 2: 12 December 1944
Unit 3: 10 June 1945
Unit 4: 7 July 1951
|Turbines||4 x 8 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||32 MW|
Papanasam Hydroelectric Power PlantEdit
Papanasam Hydroelectric Power Plant has a design capacity of 28 megawatts. It has four Francis turbine-generators. The first unit was commissioned in 1944 and the last in 1951. It is on Thambirabarani river. It is operated by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).
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- "The Hindu : States / Tamil Nadu : Water released from Papanasam Dam". Archived from the original on 3 February 2013.
- "Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO)". www.tangedco.gov.in.
- "Papanasam Hydroelectric Power Plant India - GEO". globalenergyobservatory.org.