Cauvery Power Gummidipoondi captive power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Gummidipoondi captive power station is a 63-megawatt (MW) captive coal-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India.

A 360 MW expansion has been proposed.


The map below shows Gummidipoondi taluk, the proposed location for the power station.

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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.[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.

Details of expansion

  • Sponsor: Cauvery Power Generation (former owner ARS Metals)
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Billakuppam village, Gummidipoondi taluk, Thiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu
  • Coordinates: 13.4231819, 80.0663165 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 2: 180 MW
    • Unit 3: 180 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Indonesia
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications:

Resources and articles


  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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