Power generation from Sardar Sarovar dam doubled this year thanks to good rains
Official data shows that August contributed the most to hydropower generation.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Gujarat and neighboring Madhya Pradesh have received excessive rainfall this monsoon season. Out of the total basin area of 97,410 sq km of Narmada River, 85,858 sq km is located in Madhya Pradesh and 9,894 sq km is located in Gujarat.
According to data (SSNNL), the River Bed Power House (RBPH) turbines at the dam located in Kevadiya generated 2142 million units of electricity till September 20 this year. Electricity generation in the same period last year was 1129 million units.
RBPH has an installed capacity of 1,200 MW. According to the data, out of the total 2142 million units generated, 1849 million units of electricity were generated during the monsoon months of July, August and September. August was the best month for RBPH. Hydro generation in August stood at 90.12 crore units.
KR Parekh, Chief Engineer, SSNNL said, “Due to very good rains, a much higher amount of water has been released from Madhya Pradesh compared to last year. The increase in the height of the dam since 2017 has also contributed to the increase in electricity production.
According to the data, power generation in the financial year 2021-22 was 92.37 crore units. In the year 2021, RBPH generated 126.52 crores of electricity. RBPH had reached an all-time high of 521.68 crore units in the financial year 2013-14.
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