Kamalanga power station

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Phase I of the Kamalanga power station is a 1050 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant comprising three 350 MW units that is under construction, sponsored by a GMR Energy subsidiary, GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd. (GKEL). The first two units were commissioned in 2013.


The plant is located in Kamalanga in Orissa’s Dhenkanal District, India. The satellite image below shows the first three units under construction.

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Phase II: 350 MW addition

On December 5, 2011, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) approved an additional 350 MW unit at the same location. No additional land will be required for the expansion. The company will use imported coal until indigenous coal linkage is obtained. Coal will be imported from Indonesia. A public hearing was held on March 30, 2011.[1]

Project Details

Sponsor: GMR Energy
Location: Village of Kamalanga, Odapada Taluk, in Orissa’s Dhenkanal District, India[2][3]
Coordinates: 20.853283 to 20.884847 latitude; 85.253144 to 85.274461 longitude

  • Phase I, Unit 1- commissioned March 28, 2013; Phase I, Unit 2 - commissioned September 28, 2013[4]
  • Phase I, 3 (2 x 350 MW) - under construction
  • Phase II (1 x 350 MW) - advanced development

Nameplate capacity: Phase I: 1050 MW; Phase II: 350 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Indonesian coal until indigenous coal linkage is obtained[1]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Environmental clearance letter from MoEF to Kalamanga Energy Ltd, December 5, 2011
  2. "GKEL gets mega power status" Industry Monitor, December 16, 2011.
  3. "GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd. (GKEL)", GMR Group website, accessed November 2011.
  4. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2013

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