Cauvery Power Gummidipoondi captive power station

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Cauvery Power Gummidipoondi captive power station is an operating power station of at least 63-megawatts (MW) in Billakuppam, Gummidipoondi, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cauvery Power Gummidipoondi captive power station Billakuppam, Gummidipoondi, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India 13.423182, 80.066316 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3: 13.423182, 80.066316

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown 63 subcritical 2012
Unit 2 cancelled coal - unknown 180 unknown
Unit 3 cancelled coal - unknown 180 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Cauvery Power Generation [100.0%]
Unit 2 Cauvery Power Generation [100.0%]
Unit 3 Cauvery Power Generation [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): other metals & mining
  • Captive industry: Power

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Indonesia
  • Permit(s): Terms of Reference: 2014-12-12


Gummidipoondi power station is a coal-based Captive Power Plant of 63 MW capacity at Gummudipoondi taluk. The plant started generating power from November 2012. The coal for the plant is imported from Indonesia and supplied by Coastal Energy Limited. It was originally owned by ARS Metals, but is now owned by Cauvery Power Generation.[1]


In September 2014 owner Cauvery Power applied to expand the power station by two units of 180 MW each.[2]

Cauvery Power Generation received a terms of reference (ToR) for unit 2 (180 MW) in 2014.[3] Unit 3 did not receive a Terms of Reference.

With no developments since 2014, plans for the project appear to be abandoned.

Articles and Resources


  1. "Overview," Cauvery Power Generation website, accessed April 2015
  2. Form 1, India MoEF, Sep 18, 2014
  3. "Terms of reference, India MoEF, December 12, 2014

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