Sirkazhi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sirkazhi power station was a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India. The project was confirmed in October 2017 as having been cancelled as uneconomic.


The map below shows the approximate location where the plant would be built in Sirkazhi taluk.

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Background on Plant

Sindya Power Generating Company received environmental clearance for 1,320 MW coal-fired power station in March 2013. It was proposed that it source coal from Indonesia/South Africa.[1]

In October 2017 NLC India Limited (NLCIL) confirmed the project, which had initially been touted as a 3,960 MW plant, had been shelved. (The company said the first phase of the project was to have been 1,980 MW.)[2]

The Hindu reported:[2]

"A director of the company says the details regarding the project cost were revisited, and on scrutiny, it was found that electricity generated from a pithead power plant, even after taking into account wheeling charges, would be cheaper compared to the proposed Sirkazhi plant."

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sindya Power Generating Company
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Perunthottam & Agaraperunthottam villages, Sirkazhi taluk, Nagapattinum district, Tamil Nadu
  • Coordinates: 11.193889, 79.836667 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 660 MW
    • Unit 2: 660 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications:

Resources and articles


  1. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, March 7, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "NLCIL to make up for shelving Sirkazhi project", The Hindu, October 9, 2017.

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