Kamalanga power station

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Phase I of the Kamalanga power station is a 1050-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Odisha, India. Another 350 MW (Phase II) has been permitted.


The plant is located in Kamalanga in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district.

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Kamalanga power station is proposed by a GMR Energy subsidiary, GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd. It would consist of four 350 MW units built in two phases: 3x350 MW and 1x350 MW, respectively, for a total of 1400MW. GKEL would supply power to Odisha, Bihar, Haryana and other parts of the country.[1][2]

Phase 1: 1050 MW

The first two units (350 MW each) were commissioned in 2013.[3]

The third unit (350 MW) went into operation on March 25, 2014.[4]

Phase II: 350 MW addition

On December 5, 2011, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) approved the fourth 350 MW unit at the same location. GMR Energy said 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.[5]

Project Details

Sponsor: GMR Energy
Location: Kamalanga village, Odapada taluk, Dhenkanal district, Odisha
Coordinates: 20.8705765, 85.2669793 (exact)

  • Phase I, Unit 1 - Operating (commissioned March 28, 2013)
  • Phase I, Unit 2 - Operating (commissioned September 28, 2013)
  • Phase I, Unit 3 - Operating (commissioned March 25, 2014)
  • Phase II - Permitted


  • Phase I: 1050 MW (3 x 350MW)
  • Phase II: 350 MW

Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Indonesian coal until indigenous coal linkage is obtained[5]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications:

Articles and resources


  1. "GKEL gets mega power status" Industry Monitor, December 16, 2011.
  2. "GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd. (GKEL)", GMR Group website, accessed November 2011.
  3. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2013
  4. "Third unit of GMR’s Kamalanga thermal power plant operational," The Hindu, March 25, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Environmental clearance letter from MoEF to Kalamanga Energy Ltd, December 5, 2011

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