North Chennai Thermal Power Station

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North Chennai power station is a 1230 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India which is owned and operated by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).


The plant is located at Ennore, North Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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The power station comprises three 210 megawatt coal-fired units with which were commissioned between 1994 and 1996, as well as two 600 MW units commissioned in 2013.[1] Coal for the power station is supplied from Mahanadhi Coalfields Limited (Talchar & IB Valley) in Orissa and Eastern Coalfields Limited at Ranikanj in West Bengal.[2]

Coal supply

TANGEDCO consumes approximately 16 million tonnes of coal a year in its existing coal-fired power stations. Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. and Eastern Coalfields Ltd. supply 13.5 Million tonnes per annum with the remainder "mainly" imported from Indonesia. The coal is transported by rail from the coal mines to the loading ports namely Haldia, Paradip and Vizag and discharged at Ennore Port and Tuticorin Port. Coal for the North Chennai Thermal Power Station is carried via a conveyer belt from the adjoining Ennore port.[3]

Project Details for 1200 MW Expansion (Stage II, Units 1 and 2)

Sponsor: Tamil Nadu Electricity Board
Location: Ennore, North Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 13.253013, 80.327804
Status: Stage II, Unit 1 commissioned March 2013; Stage II, Unit 2 commissioned September 2013[4]
Nameplate capacity: 1200 MW (2 x 600 MW)
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Contact details

North Chennai T.P.S,
Thiruvallur (District)
Phone No. 044-27950061
Fax No. 044-27950074
e mail : cenctps AT

Articles and resources


  1. TamilNadu Electricity Board, "Thermal Power Stations", TamilNadu Electricity Board website, accessed June 2010.
  2. Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, "North Chennai Thermal Power Station", Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation website, accessed December 2011.
  3. TANGEDCO, "Arrangement of coal to meet the requirement of the thermal power stations of TANGEDCO", TANGEDCO website, accessed December 2011.
  4. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2013

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