Tharangambadi power station

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


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

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Background on Plant

Chettinad Power Corporation Limited (CPCL) received environmental clearance toward a 1,200 MW subcritical coal-fired power station in 2011,[1] amended to a 1,320 MW supercritical power station in August 2013.[2]

As of November 2017 the project is not listed as under construction and appears to be deferred or abandoned.


CPCL was established in 2008-2009 to "capitalize on the emerging opportunities in the Indian power sector and focus on developing, operating and maintaining power projects," according to its website. Power from the Tharangambadi power station will be sold under a combination of long-, medium- and short-term power purchase agreements primarily to industrial and state-owned distribution agencies. The proposed power project would operate on imported coal from Indonesia and indigenous coal.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Chettinad Power Corporation
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Erukkattanchery, Kazhizppanallur & Manichkapangu villages, Tharangambadi taluk, Nagapattinum district, Tamil Nadu
  • Coordinates: 11.061111, 79.842222 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 660 MW
    • Unit 2: 660 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Indonesia (70%), domestic (30%)
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Jan 20, 2011, Environmental clearance amendment, Aug 23, 2013

Resources and articles


  1. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Jan 20, 2011.
  2. Environmental clearance amendment, Aug 23, 2013.
  3. "Plant Overview," Chettinad Power Corporation Limited website, accessed June 2014.

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