Electricity

The District gets poor supply of electricity, despite the fact that 66 % (1197.50 Mega watts) of the entire production of electricity in the State of 1812.9 Mega watts, is produced in 8 Electricity Projects located in the District. The major producer being from Idukki with 780 Mega watts. Out of 3.5 lakhs houses only 25,603 houses (35.8%) have only been electrified as against the State average of 46%.

Kulamavu Dam


Electric Power Projects in Idukki

Name of Project Year Started Installed Capacity (MW) Annual Production (Million Units)
Pallivasal 1940 37.5 284
Chenkulam 1954 48 182
Neerimangalam 1961 48 237
Panniyar 1963 30 158
Idukki 1976 780 2398
Edamalayar 1987 75 380
Lower Periyar 1997 180 493
Mattupetty 1998 2 6.36
Total   1197.5 4138.36


Main reservoirs

Reservoir River Water Spread Area at FRL (Hector)
Idukki Periyar 6160
Ponmudi Periyar 260
Anayirankal Periyar 433
Kundala Periyar 230
Mattupetty Periyar 324
Chenkulam Periyar 33
Neriyamangalam Periyar 415
Bhothathankettu Periyar 608
Periyar lake Periyar 608
Kallarutty Periyar  
Lower periyar Periyar  
Erattayar Periyar  
Kallar Periyar  
Guhanadapuram Pappar  
Malankara Muvattu-puzhayar  
The statue of Kolumban by the side of Cheruthony dam
Idukki Arch Dam

Electric Sub-Stations

Place Voltage Ratio
Adimali 110/11 KV
Moolamattom 66/11 KV
Kulamav 66/11 KV
Vazhathopu 66/11 KV
Kattappana 66/11 KV
Chithirapuram (Power house) 66/11 KV
Peerumedu 66/11 KV
Vandiperiyar 66/11 KV
Thodupuzha 66/11 KV
Karimanal 66/11 KV