Manelwala MHP

Manelwala Hydropower Limited (MHL)


Manelwala Mini Hydropower project operates with a capacity of 2.4MW utilizing the water resource from Kurundu Oya at Walapane in Nuwara Eliya District. MHPL has entered into Standardised Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) with the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to supply all of its energy generated to the national grid. MHPL plant was commissioned on June 18, 2008. Manelwala MHP generates 7.94Gwh of average annual energy.

Monthly plant factor for the year of 2017


JanFebMarAprilMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
Gen. Kwh409,651446,5571,143,656318,71585,60815,4272,50017,661
Plant Factor %23.7125.8466.1818.444.950.890.141.02

Location - Manelwala Hydropower Limited (MHL)

Manelwala Hydropower Limited (PHL)

Description Manelwala MHP
Location Walapane, Nuwara Eliya
River Kurundu Oya
Catchment Size 29 km²
Installed Capacity 2.4 Mw
Year of Commissioning 2008
Gross Head 305m
Net Head 280m
Designed Flow 1.0m³/5
Channel Length 1800m
Penstock Length 950m
Type of Turbine Pelton (GHE - Austria)
Type of Generators Hitzinger (GHE - Austria)
Avg. Annual Energy 7.94 Gwh
Plant Factor 38%