GENERATION TREND OF MEGA HYDRO PROJECTS: A CASE STUDY OF WARSAK DAM
With the passage of time, the generation patterns of a mega hydro plant changes due to some commonly known reasons. These reasons could be environmental, infrastructural, or mechanical. However, when this pattern changes abnormally, pinpointing of the issues is the only way forward. Warsak dam is currently facing the same abnormal generation pattern. It was having total generation of about 242.96 MW just after commissioning in 1981; currently it is generating about 193 MW. This plant is facing still a lag of 50 MW. The purpose of this research paper is to address those issues, which are meant to reduce the generation capacity of this dam, and specifically mentioning the common reasons like sedimentation, siltation, infrastructure deformation and climatic conditions and to devise a most suitable method to mitigate the issues.