Electrical Engg. Students visit – Chibro Hydro Electric Power Plant
The students of Electrical engineering visited Chibro Electric Power Plant. This power plant is run under the run-of-river scheme with an underground Power Station. It was the first underground Power Station in the North India and was commissioned in the year 1975. The Power Station draws water from Ichari dam located on the river Tons, one of the major tributary of river Yamuna. Chibro Power Station has four turbine 60MW each which is manufactured by BHEL. Chibro Power Station has 240 MW total installed capacity.
The students learnt about this unique engineering marvel and the challenges it had to face in carrying out tunneling in the Himalayan Thrust Zones, due to varied rock structure and strength that throws up unexpected challenges in the tunneling effort.It was a great learning experience for them to see Chibro Power Station using the Francis turbines of 84,000 HP output, housed in a rock cavern with the major challenge of maintaining fresh air and safety measures due to constraint of space.