Uppada power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Uppada power station is an existing 208-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station near Komaragiri village in Kakinada, a port city in Andhra Pradesh which is owned an operated by Spectrum Power Generation.[1]

A planned 1300 MW expansion plan was initially considered as a coal-fired project but is now being promoted as a gas-fired plant.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Kakinada village, East Godavri.

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A February 2009 Ministry of Coal document indicated that Spectrum Power Generation were considering a second coal-based phase at the site of their existing plant. Stage II of the plant, the document stated, could be a 1,320 megawatt plant comprising two 660MW generating units. Coal for the project is indicated as being sought from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a Coal India subsidiary.[2] In July 2011 the project was still listed by the Ministry of Coal as a pending application.[3]

A 2010 document by Spectrum Power Generation indicates that the proposed project is now planned to be a 1,350 MW gas-fired project.[4] On its website, Spectrum also refers to the project as being a gas-fired power station.[5]

However, in October 2014 the company received a terms of reference for a coal-fired 350 MW Phase III,[6] although there has been no updates or further permits.

Project Details of Phase III

Sponsor: Spectrum Power Generation
Location: Kakinada village, East Godavri district, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates: 17.0587, 82.3097 (exact)
Status: Cancelled
Capacity: 350 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permit and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Oct. 27, 2014

Resources and articles

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  1. Spectrum Power Generation, "About Us", Spectrum Power Generation website, accessed February 2012.
  2. Ministry of Coal, "List of Thermal Power Plants...", February 23, 2009, page 22.
  3. Ministry of Coal, "Pending application of SEBs up to 31st July, 2011", Ministry of Coal, August 2011.
  4. Spectrum Power Generation, "350+ MW Natural Gas based CCPP Bid Enquiry Document for MPE Contract", EQ International, undated but approximately March 2010, page 3.
  5. Spectrum Power Generation, "Capacity Expansion Considerations- 1350 mw gas based expansion project", Spectrum Power Generation website, accessed February 2012.
  6. terms of Reference, India MoEF, Oct. 27, 2014

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