Mettur Thermal Power Station

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Mettur power station is a 1440 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India which is owned and operated by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Metturdam village. It includes the four older units (880 MW) of the plants on the bottom left of the satellite photo and the new unit (600 MW), including a cooling tower, in the upper right.

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Background on existing power station

The Mettur Thermal Power Station includes the following units:[1]

Stage I

  • Unit 1 - 210 MW - commissioned 1987
  • Unit 2 - 210 MW - commissioned 1987

Stage II

  • Unit 3 - 210 MW - commissioned 1989
  • Unit 4 - 210 MW - commissioned 1990

Stage III

  • Unit 5 - 600 MW - commissioned 2012

600 MW Expansion

The plant was expanded with the addition of a 600 MW unit 5, which was commissioned in October 2012.[2][3][4]

600 MW Expansion Project (Stage III)

Sponsor: Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation
Location: Metturdam village, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11.7744564, 77.8172243
Status: Operating[4]
Nameplate capacity: 600 MW
Type: Supercritical
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Mahanadhi Coal Fields Limited (Talchar & IB Valley), Orissa, Eastern coal fields Limited, Ranikanj, West Bengal.[3]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, September 18, 2007

Articles and resources


  1. "Mettur Thermal Power Station," TANGEDCO, accessed June 2014.
  2. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country" Government of India Ministry of Power, August 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, "Thermal Power Stations", Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation website, accessed December 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Mettur Thermal Power Station- Stage-III," TANGEDCO, accessed November 2013

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