Thanks for a Brilliant Piece of Work!
Dear Athul Lal,
We have received our copy of Destination Kerala January 2020 issue featuring us (me and my wife) in the cover story. Destination Kerala normally focuses on eminent people like bankers, industrialists and business leaders, and the January issue seems to be an exception. We are a hydel power generating company, and an SME in terms of turnover. We should really thank you and congratulate your management for featuring us, in what appears to be a slight departure from the set pattern you follow. Your management probably thought that our experience in establishing a hydropower project was worth highlighting.
Personally, we are honoured. We thank you for the patience you have shown in keenly listening to us during the extensive interview and finally coming out with a very lucid and well-written cover story. Hats off to you; it was a wonderful experience sharing our story with you. But for your inquisitive queries, so many details, which got almost blurred in our minds with the passage of time, would not have come out of our memory after a long span of 10 to 12 years. We are also highly indebted to you for helping us, through your pertinent queries, walk down memory lane. We hope that our message would motivate new entrepreneurs.
One more thing before we conclude. The original turbines of the Iruttukanam Small Hydel Power House were manufactured and commissioned along with other plant equipment by the leading manufacturers, Flovel Energy Pvt. Ltd. of Faridabad, in 2010. After the disaster in August 2018, Flovel team were the first to arrive at the power house and assess the damage. They also supplied new equipment in time so that we could re-commission the plant in a record time of 322 days. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Flovel. We are also thankful to TD Power Systems, Bengaluru for manufacturing and supplying three new 1.5 MW generators in a record time of three months. Without a mention of these two firms, the cover story would not be complete and hence, this letter.
We wish you and your team a very Happy New Year.
P Damodaran Nair (MD)
& S Syamala Nair (Chairperson)
Viyyat Power Pvt. Ltd.