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Electricity in Hospet

Tungabhadra Hydro Electric Scheme

Hospet's electricity is dependent mostly on Tungabhadra river's multipurpose dams. The Hydro Electric wing of the city uses the stored water in the Tungabhadra reservoir to generate power before sending it to the canals for irrigation. There is one Power House at the bottom of the Tungabhadra dam and another one at Hampi, which is 21km from the dam. This process of generating electricity at these powerhouses is called the "Tungabhadra Hydro Electric Scheme" (TBHES).

Electricity generation for Hospet is dependent on the water released for irrigation requirements and this varies from time to time according to irrigation demands. The maximum electricity generation (around 36 MW) is possible during rainy season. After generation of electricity at the Dam Power House, water is discharged into the Power Canal. This water discharged is in turn used for power generation at the Hampi powerhouse.

Electricity Services in Hospet

Shivapur Hydel Plant

Shivapur Hydel Plant is a 18MW power station which is situated on the left bank canal of the river Tungabhadra, close to Hospet. It is notable that this is the very first Hydel Power Project to be commissioned in the post independence period, in the private sector. The Shivapur Plant has been awarded with the prestigious ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications and has turned out to have 98% of plant availability factor consistently. This power station supplies power to high tension industrial consumers which utilize the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL) grid, with a wheeling and banking arrangement. The best standards of quality, health, workplace aesthetics and safety policies make Shivapur plant a great example of BPCL's management and project management skills.

Features of Shivapur Power Station

Address: Shivapur, 16th kilometer on the Tungabhadra's left bank canal
District: Koppal
Development Type: Canal drop power house
Installed Capacity: 2 x 9 MW
River Stream: Tungabhadra
Water Conductor System: Shivapur Dam-Masonry dam with central spill way
Number of Spillway Gates: 5
Number of Penstock: 2
No of Turbines: 2
Type of Turbines: Vertical Kaplan
Rated Discharge: 57 cumecs
Rated Head: 17.85m
Number of Generators: 2 
Type of Generators: Synchronous
Power House Dimensions: 51m (Length) x 16.4m (Breadth) x 33m (Height)
Date Commissioned: November 1992

Star Metallics and Power Company Private Limited (SMPPL)

Star Metallics and Power Company Private Limited is promoted by Euro Industrial Enterprises Private Limited (EIEL) and ETA Star Holding Private Limited of Dubai. EIEL acquired a 15MVA power furnace along with 95 acres of land and building from SMIORE. This plant is located at Vyasankere near Hospet and efforts were taken to restart the furnace using power resources other than the economically unviable state grid power. The state grid power was not thus helpful in the production of ferroalloy in the long run and so the plan was unsuccessful. The next decision was to install a 32 MW Thermal Power Plant to inflate the power supply at Vyasankere. This plan was also dropped and to take advantage of the rapidly growing market, EIEL has started the 15 MVA furnace with power from the public utility grid, GESCOM since January 2008

Plans for the Plant

This ferroalloy Plant on a 95 acre plot at Vyasankere is located about 12km from Hospet on the National Highway 13. Before selling the plant, SMIORE was operating one 15MVA and two 20 MVA furnaces. After acquisition, SMPPL is operating the 15 MVA furnace with state grid power and also plans to re-start the 20 MVA furnace purchased by ETA. In addition to it, SMPPL proposes to establish a 32 MW Thermal Power plant with the aim of providing a dependable power supply source. SMPPL also has plans to equip the power plant with air cooled condensers to preserve the available water for the power supply process needs.

Electrical Equipment Companies

The following are the electrical equipment companies in Hospet:

Banashree Electric Co.
Business: Switch board, light, trade and distribution of wire, switch, cables
Address: 2nd floor, Koppqreshwara height, Near Hero Honda Showroom, 100 Bed, Hospital Road, Hospet
Phone: 8394 2271 11

Babulal Jain & Co.
Business: Welding rods, trade and distribution of welding machines, welding wires
Address: Babulal Jain & Co, Arihat Complex, Hampi Road, Hospet
Phone: 8394 2271 48

Star Electricals
Business: Flame proof electrical equipment, electrical circuit, electric switchgear, trade of cables, switches, low voltage air circuit breakers
Address: Dam Road, Hospet, Bellary District, Near Millan Petrol Pump, Hospet
Phone: 8394 3259 18

Power Generating Companies in and Around Hospet

MSPL Limited
Business: Wind Farms
Address: Baldota Enclave Abheraj Baldota Road, Hospet
Phone: (8394) 232003

GMR Energy Limited
Business: Power Trading
Address: GMR Group, 25/1, Skip House, Museum Road, Bangalore
Phone: 91-80-40534000

Vijayanagara Energy Pvt. Ltd
Business: Biomass Power
Address: D- 30, Industrial Estate, Dam Road, Hospet
Phone: 08394-230403/231304

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    Ravi Prasad from Hospete 735 Days ago

    Even after so many power generation units there is a continues power cuts in HOSPET ...dont...SEEMS They are selling to private companies

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