Jayamkondam power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Jayamkondam power station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) lignite-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India. It has been proposed by NLC India Limited, formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC).


The map below shows Jayamkondam village, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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In 2012, NLC described the proposed plant on its website as follows:

"the Ministry of Coal has accorded sanction for the Advance Action Proposal (AAP) for taking up certain preliminary works relating to the proposed project to set up a 2 x 800 MW power plant with linked lignite mine of 13.5 MTPA at Jayamkondam in the State of Tamil Nadu. The estimated cost of the above mine project is Rs. 8750 crores and that of the power project is Rs. 9000 crores. Administrative sanction of the state Government for acquisition of the required extent of land has been sought for the mining lease for the project and also for allocation of water from Kollidam river. Preparation of a composite environmental report covering mine and power projects and the draft report is under finalization. Geological exploration, hydro- geological studies, Soil investigation, Contour Survey and Pump test have been completed. Action has been taken to appoint a consultant for carrying out Socio impact Assessment study as per the requirement of National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan 2007."[1]

In May 2015 NLC said it would install a 500 MW power project in Jayamkondam if the State government allotted NLC some vacant land for the plant. According to the company, the State government has some vacant land through the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), which can be given to NLC in exchange for TIDCO having a small stake in the project.[2]

In September 2017 NLC India said it had dropped the project because it was not "economically viable."[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: NLC India Limited
Location: Jayamkondam village, Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11.216700, 79.366700 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Capacity: 500 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type: Lignite
Coal Source: a new lignite mine at Jayamkondam
Estimated annual CO2: 9,461,921
Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Neyveli Lignite Corporation, "Future Plans", Neyveli Lignite Corporation website, accessed January 2012.
  2. "NLC Offers to Set up 500MW Power Plant at Jayamkondam," Indian Express, May 30, 2015
  3. "Slew of projects to offset dropping of Sirkazhi one: NLCIL," Express News Service, September 21, 2017

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