Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ನವೀಕರಿಸಬಹುದಾದ ಇಂಧನ ಅಭಿವೃಧ್ಧಿ ನಿಯಮಿತ
(A Government of Karnataka undertaking)
Hon'ble Chief Minister and Energy Minister, Karnataka Govt

     Small Hydro is the development of hydroelectric power on a scale serving a small community or industrial plant. The definition of a Small Hydro project varies but a generating capacity of up to 25 megawatts (MW) is generally accepted as the upper limit of what can be termed Small Hydro.

Karnataka is the first state in the country to set up a professionally managed corporation to plan, construct operate and maintain power generation projects. The total installed generating capacity of the state has been 14327.725 MW of which hydro contributed 6498. Karnataka state is endowed with hydro power potential estimated to be about 7000MW.

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited is an organization devoted entirely to the promotion of non-conventional energy sources in Karnataka. Our aim is to promote projects for harnessing energy from small-hydro. The company advises the Government of Karnataka on policies to be adopted for ensuring a systematic and balanced growth of projects for harnessing renewable energy sources.
How Small Hydro Power plant works:

In hydroelectric power plants the potential energy of water due to its high location is converted into electrical energy. The total power generation capacity of the hydroelectric power plants depends on the head of water and volume of water flowing towards the water turbine.

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Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd.
Phone:080- 22207851/ 22208109