Jain (Deemed-to-be University), School of Engineering and Technology organized industrial visit to one of the world famous underground “Sai Spoorthi Hydro Power Plant” in Chunchi falls, Kanakapura on 17 October 2019. A batch of 47 students accompanied by 4 faculty members started their journey to explore the core of electrical sciences.
This is a private hydroelectric power plant which generates approximately 22 KVA power. There are 2 units which generate around 11KVA each. A head of 18 m is created. The water of the Arkavathi River is used. The water is allowed to flow into the turbine through a penstock, which is used to regulate the amount of water flowing into the turbine. A vertical Kaplan turbine is used, which is coupled to a generator. Other systems associated are: Drainage pump, Turbine guide bear, Compressed air system, and Hydraulic power pads. . The visit gave us a complete idea to how the process of Power Generation takes place.