May 8, 2018
The Department of Civil Engineering organized an industrial visit to Varahi Hydro-Electric Project on 8 May, 2018 for the second year students. A total of 61 second year students participated in the industrial visit, accompanied by three faculty members, Mr Vinod T Dsouza, Ms Apoorva K V, and Mr Sachin U.
The visit was aimed at enhancing the knowledge & visualization of hydro - electric power plant, dam site and hydraulic machines used in power generation. The blue print of the entire power plant along with a video was explained to the students. It was stated that Varahi hydro power plant has an installed capacity of 230MW each at stage I and stage II, contributing a total of 1100MU annually. This consists of 4 x 115 MW Generating Units at Varahi underground Powerhouse and two 4.5 MW units in the power house at the Mani Dam site. The technical specifications of Pelton Wheel turbine used in Varahi hydro power plant were explained to students. Additionally, the practical aspects of control room and the working of the entire power plant, which includes turbine, lubricants used, transformers, nozzle, etc. were explained in detail. The visit helped the Civil students to gain an in-depth practical knowledge on layout of a hydro - electric power plant, dam site and turbines used in power generation.