The proposed second phase expansion of Idukki hydel power project has received the preliminary clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF).
The project plans to generate an additional 800 MW using water from the existing reservoir. Idukki dam has the capacity to generate 2,000 MW power. The existing generating station can generate 780 MW. The new powerhouse plans would house four generators of 200 MW capacity each. Kerla State Electricity Board plans to complete the project by 2028.