Tharangambadi power station (PPN Power)

From Global Energy Monitor

Tarangambadi power station is a 330-megawatt (MW) gas- and naptha-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India.

Owner PPN Power has proposed adding 320 MW of coal capacity at the power station.


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

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Background on Plant

PPN Power owns and operates a 330 MW gas- and naphtha-fired, combined cycle power plant at villages Pillaiperumalnallur and Manickapangu. The plant has been in operation since April 2001.[1]

In December 2014 PPN Power received a terms of reference toward conducting an EIA for adding two coal-burning units of 160 MW each at the power station.[2]

As of May 2017 the company's expansion plans only describe new gas-fired generation capacity. Plans to build coal-fired generating units appear to be abandoned.[3]

Project Details of coal expansion

  • Sponsor: PPN Power
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Pillaiperumalnallur and Manickapangu villages, Tharangambadi Taluk, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu
  • Coordinates: 11.029167, 79.849444 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 320 MW (Units 1-2: 160 MW)
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications: Terms of reference, India MoEF, Dec 12, 2014

Resources and articles


  1. "Welcome to PPN Power," PPN Power website, accessed April 2015
  2. Terms of reference, India MoEF, Dec 12, 2014
  3. "Expansion," PPN Power, accessed June 2017

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