Tuticorin NTPL power station

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{{#Badges:CoalSwarm|navbar-Indiacoal}}Tuticorin NTPL power station is a 1,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tamil Nadu, India.


The photo shows the Tuticorin NTPL power station, the Tuticorin Thermal Power Station and the Tuticorin Port.

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Two 500 MW units were proposed adjacent to the 1,050 MW Tuticorin Thermal Power Station. The project is a joint venture of TamilNadu Electricity Board and Neyveli Lignite Corp.[1] The units were commissioned in March and April 2015, respectively.[2]

(This project should not be confused with the power station being developed in Tuticorin by Coastal Energen. The project is also different than the Thoothukudi power station proposed for Tuticorin by Ind Bharat Power (Karwar) Ltd. That project was originally proposed as the Hanakon Thermal Power Project. However, following strong community opposition to the project, the company decided that it be moved to Tuticorin. The company’s Executive Director A N Vasu Rao said, "the thermal power plant at Hanakon has been shifted due to strong public protest and considering the delicate environment issues. Now, the project it be established [sic] to Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu."[3])

Project Details

Sponsor: TamilNadu Electricity Board and Neyveli Lignite Corp
Location: Thoothukudi village, Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 8.764166, 78.134836 (exact)
Status: Operating

  • Unit 1: 500 MW
  • Unit 2: 500 MW

Type: Subcritical
In service: 2015
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Mahanadi Coalfields 70%; Indonesia 30%
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, June 13, 2007

Articles and resources


  1. Joseph Vackayil, "New projects to make Tamil Nadu power surplus by 2012," Financial Express, March 2, 2009
  2. Broad Status Report, India Central Electrical Authority, February 2015
  3. "It is a victory for people of Uttara Kannada district: Hanakon plant shifted to Tuticorin", Deccan Herald, January 2, 2010.

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