Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pumped storage power plant and my blog

Professor of SASTRA University Thanjavur, Muralisachithanadam, wrote to me about his lecture on Pumped storage power plant posted in YouTube... on the notes taken from my blog. I was really happy when he mailed me more than couple of emails to let me watch the lecture… I was quite out of idea when I wrote about the Pumped storage power plant? But it seems I have been writing about it indirectly through my post on Kadamparai Dam in Valparai.

The professor narrates the subject simply to understand anyone in Tamil and I am so grateful for his note of thanks and picture on me at the end of his lecture (video below). Kadamparai power project is an engineering marvel and manmade wonder! The unique about this hydro power project was the power plant is situated deep inside the hill, travelling 6km into a tunnel that cut through a single mountain rock. I have nothing to say rather feeling wonder, how incredible our engineers are to make successful a project design that borrowed from Germany which failed at the level of execution and operation there.

 I visited the Kadamparai site in 2008, but we couldn’t get permission to go inside the tunnel to visit the power house which is 7 storeys inside the tunnel! I was happy at least getting chance to make visit to the site and learning its amazing process. The power generated here were in two modes: In the generation mode, the machines will be operated to cater the peak hour demand for full load, depending on the storage level of Kadamparai Dam and the Upper Aliyar Dam. In the Pump Mode, the machines will pump the water from Upper Aliyar Dam to Kadamparai Dam during night hours on grid frequency above 49.4 Hz and heavy under drawl of UI from central pool.

I really thank the professor for making an impression among students about the Pumped storage power plant and encouraging them to take notes from my blog. The Kadamparai pumped storage power plant is a marvelous project that not many know about its efficiency (even not many engineers aware of it) which is first of its kind in India. It is also one of the highly protected sites, surrounded by wildlife activities and tribal settlement and getting permission is toughest… even if not visited, leaning about this project is must.

Check the professor’s interview on Pumped storage power plant below in Tamil :

13 comments:

ashok said...

just amazing Jeeva...thanks for the info

Optimistic Existentialist said...

How wonderful that he noticed this from your blog! That must make you feel proud sir!

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome that your research and blog post was utilized as a teaching tool! that's great, jeevan!

Betsy Adams said...

How special that the professor contacted you about the Pumped Storage Power Plant. It's neat that he made an impression on his students encouraging them to take notes from your blog... Awesome. Congrats.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karyn said...

I totally agree. WE CAN HELP OTHERS. This is all fascinating and I am sure there could be some applications here in Canada. I must admit the techy stuff goes over my head.

I just spent some time also to watch your Pictures slideshow for the first time and really admire your artistic eye. I think I will have to watch this again when I figure out how to make the pictures larger.

Pattu Raj said...

Interesting facts about little know places of TN. I am sure many Tamilians too wont know such important place exists.( more knowledge on Tamil cinema than GK).

Thnaks Jeevan.

Destination Infinity said...

I will shortly come back to watch the lecture. I think I will also embed it in one of my posts in my renewable energy blog that deals with the same subject -

http://www.solarwindhydroenergy.com/2014/01/small-pumped-water-storage-for-storing.html

Thanks for letting us know about this, Jeevan.

Destination Infinity

George said...

This is a wonderful testament to the influence one person can have. You should feel happy and proud that the professor has recommended that his students read your blog.

ladyfi said...

Nice for him to be in touch with you.

Sandhya said...

This is great! Thanks for posting the video here. I am sending this link to my sons now!

Rajesh said...

This is amazing.

Elsie Amata said...

Oh my gosh, Jeevan! How awesome to get such recognition for your blog. Many congratulations to you!

deeps said...

welcome back buddy..
with a few ups and more down, I guess the 2013 wasn’t one that you would perhaps want to cherish always but I m sure you do have a lot of pleasant memories to keep …
I guess this year has been spraying you with better incidents, episodes to color your life…and the note written to you by Mr Muralisachithanadam is surely one such beautiful beginning…
I am sure your health is much better too…