Vadarevu Ultra Mega Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

Vadarevu Ultra Mega Power Project is a proposed 4,000-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Andhra Pradesh, India.


The map below shows Vadarevu road east of Chirala, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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The project is proposed by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation to be sited in Vadarevu village.[1]

The project will be developed in three stages: Stage I 2013-14, Stage II 2014-15, and Stage III 2015-16.[1]

Stage I of the project consists of two 800 MW units. APGENCO has received approval from the government of Andhra Pradesh. The utility states that Power Finance Corporation "has agreed in principle to provide loan for Stage-I." [2]

In a February 2016 interview in the Deccan Chronicle, APGENCO Managing Director K Vijayanand said that the project was still being pursued, with completion targeted for 2021-2022.[3]

However, as of December 2018 an environmental clearance permit has not been obtained, and the project appears to be abandoned or deferred.

Project Details

Sponsor: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation
Location: Kanuparthi village, Naguluppalapadu taluk, Prakasan district, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates: 15.808028, 80.397348 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 5 x 800 MW (4000 MW total)
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Imported and Indian coal in the ratio of 40:60
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing: Power Finance Corporation - "To be tied up"[1]
Permits and applications: Terms of reference, India MoEF, Oct 6, 2010

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Capacity Additions - Projects Under Development," APGENCO website, accessed December 2011
  2. Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation, "Vadarevu TPP Stage-I (1600 MW)", Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
  3. "Andhra Pradesh Plans Capacity Addition of 11,000 MW by 2022," Deccan Chronicle, February 22, 2016

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