Foul Point power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Foul Point power station is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.


The map below shows Foul Point, the proposed location for the plant.

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In June 2019, the Sri Lankan Cabinet floated a draft energy plan that called for two new 300 MW units in Trincomalee.[1]

In October 2019, it was reported that land in Foul Point was being explored for the proposed plant. The two units were planned for commissioning in 2025 and 2028.[2]

According to the Sri Lankan Cabinet in January 2020, over 200 hectares of land have been allocated to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) at Foul Point for the plant.[3]

Plans for the 2 x 300 MW coal plant in Foul Point were reaffirmed in the CEB's Long Term Power Generation Expansion Plan dated March 2020. The proposal was listed with a planned commissioning year of 2026.[4]

In August 2020, it was reported that TARA InfraPower Private Ltd. of Uttar Pradesh was venturing to undertake the "recently approved" 600 MW coal plant, and the project was estimated as being worth US$1 Billion. However, recent news has not confirmed this.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: TBD
  • Parent:
  • Location: Foul Point, Trincomalee district
  • Coordinates: 8.5166665, 81.2991574 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Capacity: 600 MW (Units 1&2: 300 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2026
  • Coal Type:
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  • Source of financing:

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