Nilambe Dam

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Nilambe Dam
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Location of Nilambe Dam in Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Location Nilambe, Central Province
Coordinates 07°11′18″N80°37′52″E / 7.18833°N 80.63111°E / 7.18833; 80.63111 Coordinates: 07°11′18″N80°37′52″E / 7.18833°N 80.63111°E / 7.18833; 80.63111
Purpose Power
Operator(s)Mahaweli Authority
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Nilambe River
Length70 m (230 ft)
CreatesNilambe Reservoir
Maximum length250 m (820 ft)
Maximum width240 m (790 ft)
Nilambe Power Station
Coordinates 07°11′48″N80°36′44″E / 7.19667°N 80.61222°E / 7.19667; 80.61222
Operator(s) CEB
Commission dateJuly 1988
Type Conventional
Turbines 2 × 1.6 MW
Installed capacity 3.2 MW

The Nilambe Dam is a small hydroelectric dam build across the Nilambe River, measuring approximately 70 m (230 ft) in length. Water from the Nilambe Dam is transferred to the 3.2-megawatt Nilambe Power Station through a penstock measuring approximately 2.8 km (1.7 mi). The power station consists of two 1.6 MW generating units, which were commissioned in July 1988. [1] [2]

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  1. "Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy: Generation Plants". Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. "Ceylon Electricity Board: Generation Details". Ceylon Electricity Board. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.