Which turbine is used in Sardar Sarovar Dam?

Which turbine is used in Sardar Sarovar Dam?

Francis pump-turbine

Sardar Sarovar Dam
Power Station
Operator(s) Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited
Turbines Dam: 6 × 200 MW Francis pump-turbine Canal: 5 × 50 MW Kaplan-type
Installed capacity 1,450 MW

Why Sardar Sarovar Dam is famous?

Sardar Sarovar Project is a concrete gravity dam on the Narmada river in Kevadiya near Navagam, Gujarat. It is the second-largest concrete dam in the world in terms of the volume of concrete used to construct the dam (after the Grand Coulee Dam in the United States).

Who built the Sardar Sarovar Dam?

The Sardar Sarovar project was a vision of the first deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel. It was on April 5, 1961, that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the project.

What is the power generation capacity of Sardar Sarovar Dam?

Sardar Sarovar Hydro Electric Project (SSHEP) complex comprises two power houses- River Bed Power House (RBPH) and Canal Head Power House (CHPH) with an installed capacity of 1200 MW and 250 MW respectively. Hence, its total installed capacity is 1450 MW.

Which type of turbine is installed in sardara Sarovar dam river bed powerhouse?

Francis type reversible turbine generators
The RBPH is an under ground power house stationed on the right bank of the river located about 165 meters downstream of the dam. It has six number of Francis type reversible turbine generators each of 200 MW installed capacity.

Who started Narmada dam?

It is part of the Narmada Valley Development Project, a major plan to generate power and supply water for drinking and irrigation to states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The scheme was conceived by the late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in 1946-1947.

What is the Narmada Dam project?

It is a part of the Narmada Valley Project, a large hydraulic engineering project involving the construction of a series of large irrigation and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams on the Narmada river.

What is the height of the Narmada River Reservoir?

In August 2013, heavy rains raised the reservoir level to 131.5 m (431 ft), which forced 7,000 villagers upstream along the Narmada River to relocate. On June 2014, Narmada Control Authority gave the final clearance to raise the height from 121.9 m (400 ft) metres to 138.6 m (455 ft).

What is Narmada avtaran irrigation?

Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation is a major program to help irrigate a lot of regions using the canal’s water. In 2011, the government of Gujarat announced plans to generate solar power by placing solar panels over the canal, making it beneficial for the surrounding Villages to get power and also help to reduce the evaporation of water.

Where does the Narmada river flow through a gorge?

Below these hills Narmada river flows through a long, terrific gorge. This gorge extends into Gujarat where the river is tapped by the Sardar Sarovar dam.