Kothagudem Thermal Power Station
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Kothagudem Thermal Power Station is a coal plant in Telangana, formerly Andhra Pradesh, India.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station at Paloncha in Telangana, India.
The plant has been divided into six stages. According to the India Central Electricity Authority, the last unit of the plant (U-11 of 500 MW) was "commissioned successfully (Full load)" on June 26, 2011.
|Stage||Unit Number||Installed Capacity (MW)||Date of Commissioning||Status|
|Stage III||5||110||13-08-1974||Uprated to 120 MW|
|Stage III||6||110||19-12-1974||Uprated to 120 MW|
|Stage VII||12||800||Pre-permit development|
Proposed 800 MW expansion (Unit 12)
In January 2012, it was reported that the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to utilise the vacant space at three existing coal plants to generate an additional 2,400 MW of power. The three plants are Vijayawada Thermal Power Station, the Krishnapatnam power station, and the Kothagudem Thermal Power Station, each of which would add 800 MW.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister directed AP Genco to commence work on the three projects in February 2013.
A public hearing on the proposed Unit 12 was held in July 2014. Protests were also planned. According to the India MoEF website (accessed April 2015), project sponsors applied for environmental clearance in February 2015.
Location (Unit 12)
The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for Unit 12, near the existing Kothagudem Thermal Power Station.
Project Details for 800 MW expansion (Stage VII, Unit 12)
Sponsor: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation
Location: Paloncha village, Khamman district, Telangana (formerly Andhra Pradesh)
- Existing power station: 17.6219, 80.69355 (exact)
- Expansion: 17.6092, 80.7248 (exact)
Status: Unit 12: Pre-permit development
Capacity: 800 MW
Projected in service: unknown
Estimated annual CO2: 4,730,961 tons per year
Source of financing:
Permits: Terms of reference, India MoEF, Sep 26, 2012
- Kothagudem Thermal Power Plant. Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd..
- "Our Power Plants," Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation, accessed January 2012.
- "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country" Government of India Ministry of Power, February 2012.
- "India Central Electricity Authority Monthly Report," India Central Electricity Authority, June 2011.
- "AP to increase capacity in 3 power plants," Industry Monitor, January 22, 2012
- "APGenco asked to begin work on 3 projects," The Hindu Business Line, Feb 15, 2013.
- "Public hearing today," The Hindu, July 25, 2014
- For estimation method, see Estimating carbon dioxide emissions for proposed coal plants in India