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||13.4232, 80.0663 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- Unit 1: 13.4231819, 80.0663165
- Unit 2: 13.4231819, 80.0663165
- Unit 3: 13.4231819, 80.0663165
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Unit 1||operating||-||63 MW||subcritical||2012||-|
|Unit 2||cancelled||-||180 MW||-||-||-|
|Unit 3||cancelled||-||180 MW||-||-||-|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Unit 1||Cauvery Power Generation||Cauvery Power Generation|
|Unit 2||Cauvery Power Generation||Cauvery Power Generation|
|Unit 3||Cauvery Power Generation||Cauvery Power Generation|
Project-level captive use details
- Captive industry use (heat or power): Power
- Captive industry: Other metals & mining
Project-level coal details
- Coal source: Indonesia
- Permits: Tor 12 dec 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ffpdw9
- Source of financing:
Background on Plant
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.
In September 2014 owner Cauvery Power applied to expand the power station by two units of 180 MW each.
Cauvery Power Generation received a terms of reference (ToR) for unit 2 (180 MW) in 2014. Unit 3 did not receive a Terms of Reference.
With no developments since 2014, plans for the project appear to be abandoned.
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