Padiyapelella MHP

Padiyapelella MHP – Phase 01


Padiyapelella Mini Hydropower Project operates with a capacity of 3.5MW utilizing the water resource from Beliul Oya at Padiyapelella in Nuwara Eliya District. PHL 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. PHL plant was commissioned on March 01, 2017. Padiyapelella MHP generates 13.26Gwh of average annual energy.

Monthly plant factor for the year of 2017


JanFebMarAprilMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
Gen. Kwh1,683,440691,314480,816686,39275,571326,969
Plant Factor %66.8027.4319.0827.243.0012.97

Commissioned in March

Location - Padiyapelella MHP – Phase 01

Padiyapelella MHP – Phase 01

Description Padiyapelella MHP - Phase 01
Location Padiyapelella, Nuwara Eliya
River Beliul Oya
Catchment Size 67 km²
Installed Capacity 3.5 Mw
Year of Commissioning 2017
Gross Head 150m
Net Head 140m
Designed Flow 3.45m³/5
Channel Length 2675m
Penstock Length 470m
Type of Turbine Pelton (GHE - Austria)
Type of Generators Hitzinger (GHE - Austria)
Avg. Annual Energy 13.26 Gwh
Plant Factor 43%