Talanchankadu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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


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

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Background on Plant

NSL Nagapattinam Power and Infratech received environmental clearance for a 1,320 MW coal-fired power station in 2010,[1] The company reported in 2010 that land acquisition was in progress and was expected to be completed by the end of the year, financial closure was scheduled for March 2011, and development of the port and the grid connections were underway.[2]

Project Scrapped Due to Protests

In December 2011, Business Standard reported that NSL Power had scrapped the project due to "local protests" and "stiff opposition from local villagers" and would instead pursue development in Odisha. According to the report, at the time it was cancelled the project had already acquired more than half of the 1300 acres that it required and had also secured a coal agreement from Mahandi Coal Fields. The coal would have shipped via Paradip port to Vangiri in Tamil Nadu, where the cmpany had plans to build a captive jetty.[3]

Among the protests, it was reported that 1200 people from about 56 villages of Nagapattinam and Karaikal participated in a demonstration against the project that included a mass walkout from the public hearing held on March 4, 2010. It was also reported that "fisherfolk from Arcotthurai upto Palayar abstained from venturing into the sea from Sunday night to Monday evening. The demonstration was led by the Nambiyar Nagar fishing habitation." Another group organizing protests was Coastal Action Network.[4][5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: NSL Nagapattinam Power and Infratech
  • Parent company: NSL Group
  • Location: Talanchankadu village, Tharangambadi taluk, Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu
  • Coordinates: 11.029167, 79.849444 (approximate)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Cancelled
    • Unit 2: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 660 MW
    • Unit 2: 660 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Domestic 70%, Indonesia 30%
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Oct 13, 2010

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