Neyveli Zero power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Neyveli Zero power station is a 250-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India. A second unit of 250 MW has been proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Neyveli village.

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Background on Plant

The existing power station is 250 MW and was commissioned in 2002. It uses subcritical technology and lignite coal.[1][2]


ST-CMS Electric Company received a terms of reference toward a unit 2 of 250 MW in May 2011.[3] However, as of August 2015 it appears that the project was either shelved or abandoned since there had been no further applications toward environmental clearance in over four years and no reported development of the project.

Project Details of expansion

  • Sponsor: ST-CMS Electric Company
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  • Location: Neyveli village, Kurinjipadi taluk, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu
  • Coordinates: 11.5401, 79.4159 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled (no progress in over four years)
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 250 MW
    • Unit 2: 250 MW
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  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications: Terms of reference, India MoEF, May 19, 2011

Resources and articles


  1. "11.1 Power Development," India government 10th Plan, accessed June 2014.
  2. "Neyveli Lignite Fired Power Plant," World Bank Individual Project Information, updated Dec 2013.
  3. Terms of reference, India MoEF, May 19, 2011.

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