Karaikal Port power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Karaikal Port power station is a proposed 1,980-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Puducherry, India.


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

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Background on Plant

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.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Neyveli Lignite
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Karaikal, Union Territory of Puducherry, India
  • Coordinates: 10.9060068, 79.8486757 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 660 MW
    • Unit 2: 660 MW
    • Unit 3: 660 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications:

Resources and articles


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

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