SMEC has been engaged by Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) to provide detailed engineering and project management services on the 500MW (4 x 125MW) Kundah Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in India.

The State agency – Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TANGEDCO) – is the project proponent and asset owner.


A pumped storage scheme is located in the Nilgiris hills of the Tamil Nadu State, the project will provide peaking benefits by utilising the existing reservoir at Porthimund as the upper reservoir and Emerald as the lower reservoir.


The project is one of the largest pumped storage electricity generating schemes in Tamil Nadu and is part of the Indian government’s ongoing commitment to increase the country’s power system flexibility to ensure grid stability and avoid power shortages.


Talk to one of our specialists about our role on the Kundah Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project.