Ottapidaram power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ottapidaram power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India.


The map below shows the project location in Ottapidaram taluk, according to the Environmental Assessment.[1] The project is adjacent to the Thoothukudi IBTPL power station and is within 10 km of four other coal plants.

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Background on Plant

In 2011 KU Thermal Power received a terms of reference (ToR) toward conducting an EIA for the 1320 MW coal-fired power station.[2]

The company applied for a new ToR in December 2014.[3]

An EIA was submitted in March 2015,[4] and that month KU applied for environmental clearance for the project,[5] which was granted in March 2016.[6]

In April 2016 it was reported that the company had signed a Fuel Supply Agreement with PT Krishapusaka Sejati for providing imported coal from Indonesia.[7]

With no further developments, plans appear to be cancelled.

Project Details

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Revised Final Environmental Assessment Report," KU Thermal Power Limited, September 2015
  2. Terms of reference, India MoEF, Dec 28, 2011.
  3. Form 1, India MoEF, Dec 9, 2014
  4. EIA, Vimta, March 2015
  5. India MoEF website, accessed Sep 2015
  6. Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Mar 31, 2016
  7. "KU Thermal Power gets green nod for Tamil Nadu project," Projects Today, 13 April 2016

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