CIAL’s Arippara hydroelectric plant to be opened

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the primary hydroelectric energy challenge of Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) at Arippara in Kozhikode on November 6.

According to a CIAL communication, the plant is anticipated to generate 14 million models of energy yearly. The 4.5 MWp run-of-the-river challenge throughout the Iruvazhinji river was awarded to CIAL by the Power Department as per the Kerala Small Hydro Power Policy for a lease interval of 30 years. The complete price was ₹52 crore.

It added that CIAL labored on restricted storage of water, inflicting no hostile influence on the surroundings. A 32-metre-wide and 10-metre-high verify dam (weir) is constructed throughout the river to divert water to an consumption pool. This verify dam helps within the storage of water for at the least 5 minutes. There isn’t any want to construct an enormous dam to retailer water. Therefore, the environmental influence is much less.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-05 21:25:41

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