Gunipudi power station (NBPL proposal)

From Global Energy Monitor

Gunipudi power station (NBPL proposal) is a 300 megawatt (MW) coal plant proposed by Namratha Bizili Private Limited (NBPL), a subsidiary of Suryachakra Power Corporation in Andhra Pradesh.[1]


The map below shows the location of Pentakota village, Visakhapatanam district, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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In December 2011, The Hindu reported that the plant had been placed on hold "because of agitations at Sompeta and Kakarapalli":[2]

According to sources, Surya Chakra Thermal Energy Private Limited, which had planned a 660 MW project, is now not keen on it. Same is the case with Namratha Bijli Private Limited which had plans to set up two projects with a capacity of 220 MW.Sree Siva Satyadeva Power Plant Private Limited which submitted a proposal to the Department of Industries for setting up a 2,000 MW plant, has reportedly dropped its plans. Laxmi Dynamics, Meghavaram Power Private Limited have also put their plans on hold because of agitations at Sompeta and Kakarapalli.

Project Details

Sponsor: Suryachakra Power Corporation
Location: Gunipudi/Pentakota villages, Payakaraopet mandal, Visakhapatanam district, Andhra Pradesh[1]
Coordinates: 17.300117, 82.614386 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 300 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 1,774,110 tons[3]
Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Clean Technology Based Thermal Power Projects," company website, accessed January 2012
  2. K. Srinivasa Rao, "Five companies shelve power project proposals," The Hindu, June 7, 2011
  3. For estimation method, see Estimating carbon dioxide emissions for proposed coal plants in India

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