Karaikal Port power station

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Karaikal Port power station is a cancelled power station in Karaikal, Puducherry, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Karaikal Port power station Karaikal, Puducherry, India 10.906007, 79.848676 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 660 supercritical
Unit 2 cancelled coal - unknown 660 supercritical
Unit 3 cancelled coal - unknown 660 supercritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 NLC India Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 NLC India Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 3 NLC India Ltd [100.0%]


In 2010 it was reported that Neyveli Lignite Corporation wanted to put up a 1,980 MW (3 units of 660 MW each) power plant near the port city of Karaikal, but also stressed that the plan was at a “very preliminary stage”.[1]

However, as of 2014 there have been no permits or applications for the project listed on the India MoEF website, and no mention of the project on the company website, and was likely cancelled.

Articles and Resources


  1. "Neyveli Lignite mulls 2,000 MW supercritical plant in TN," The Hindu BusinessLine, accessed July 2014.

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