Bhira Hydroelectric Project

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Bhira Hydroelectric Project
Hydroelectric Project
Bhira Hydroelectric Project is located in Maharashtra
Bhira Hydroelectric Project
Bhira Hydroelectric Project
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°27.29′N 73°23.4′E / 18.45483°N 73.3900°E / 18.45483; 73.3900Coordinates: 18°27.29′N 73°23.4′E / 18.45483°N 73.3900°E / 18.45483; 73.3900
Country  India
State Maharashtra
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhira Hydroelectric Project is an electricity generating complex in Bhira, Maharashtra state, India. It generates power using water from the nearby Mulshi Dam. Bhira lies approximately 150 km from Mumbai.[1] Its construction was completed in 1927.

Specifications[edit]

The plant's maximum output capacity is nominally 300MW, generated by six 25MW Pelton turbines and a 150 MW pumped storage generator added in 1997. In 2014 two 10 kW microturbine units were added to generate further power from the tailrace after the main turbines.

Awards[edit]

In 2007 the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) awarded a Silver Shield to the Bhira facility's operators, Tata Power, as the second best performing power station in the country.[2] The plant received a further Silver Shield in the following year.[3]

Location[edit]

Bhira's rural location makes it a leisure destination for Mumbai residents.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bhira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant India - GEO". globalenergyobservatory.org. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tata Power Bhira hydro plant bags Silver Shield Award from the Central Electricity Authority, Mumbai". tata.in. Tata Sons Ltd. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tata Power’s Bhira Hydro Plant awarded the ‘Silver Shield’ award by Ministry of Power and Central Electricity Authority". tata.in. Tata Sons Ltd. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kolad: Bhira Dam (Tata Powerhouse Dam), Kolad Tourist Places to Visit for Dam". mustseeindia.com. Roam Space Travel Solutions Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 14 December 2014.