Mettur Thermal Power Station
Mettur power station is a 1440 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 undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Metturdam village. It includes the four older units (880 MW) of the plants on the bottom left of the satellite photo and the new unit (600 MW), including a cooling tower, in the upper right.
Background on existing power station
The Mettur Thermal Power Station includes the following units:
- Unit 1 - 210 MW - commissioned 1987
- Unit 2 - 210 MW - commissioned 1987
- Unit 3 - 210 MW - commissioned 1989
- Unit 4 - 210 MW - commissioned 1990
- Unit 5 - 600 MW - commissioned 2012
600 MW Expansion
600 MW Expansion Project (Stage III)
Sponsor: Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation
Location: Metturdam village, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11.7744564, 77.8172243
Nameplate capacity: 600 MW
Coal Source: Mahanadhi Coal Fields Limited (Talchar & IB Valley), Orissa, Eastern coal fields Limited, Ranikanj, West Bengal.
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, September 18, 2007
Articles and resources
- "Mettur Thermal Power Station," TANGEDCO, accessed June 2014.
- "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country" Government of India Ministry of Power, August 2013.
- Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, "Thermal Power Stations", Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation website, accessed December 2011.
- "Mettur Thermal Power Station- Stage-III," TANGEDCO, accessed November 2013