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Power resource of Tamil nadu & Hydro power plants in Tamilnadu


Posted Date: 16-Jun-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Tamilnadu Information    
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Get to know the brief details about the major and minor power sources of Tamilnadu. In this article we have explained Hydro power generation sources in Tamilnadu, Thermal Power Plants in Tamilnadu, Power generation in Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu



Power resources in Tamil Nadu


Electric Power being a major source for economical development, leading state of India, Tamil Nadu has invested much in the power resources. Many power plants in Tamilnadu have been built up and few are on its way, which can meet the demand in most possible way and hence support the industrial and non-industrial consumers' electrical power needs.

Main power sources of Tamil Nadu


Tamil Nadu, in the recent years has met a great industrial revolution. Due the peaceful atmosphere that prevails in Tamil Nadu, many industrial giants have started investing in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu basically has all the resources that are needed for any company's faster growth. Power resource of Tamil NaduHydro Power generation, Thermal Power generation, Nuclear Power generation and Wind-farm power generation. Though other power generating procedures do exist, these are the major power generating processes in Tamil Nadu.

Hydro power generation in Tamil Nadu


Hydro Power resources of Tamil Nadu, acquired by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has more than 35 stations with a generating capacity of around 2184 MW of Power. The generated power is supplied to various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Some of the famous hydro power generating stations in Tamil Nadu are located at places like Kundah, Kadamparai, Erode, Thirunelveli.

Power generation in Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu


The below details describes various Power generating stations Tamilnadu and the respective hydro sources,
    Kodayar Power House – 1 Upper kodayar (Kodayar dam - 1)
    Kodayar Power House – 2 Lower kodayar (Kodayar dam - 2)
    Servalar Power House Servalar dam
    Papanasam Power House Papanasam dam, Tamil Nadu
    Suruliyar Power House Suruliyar
    Periyar Power House Periyar dam
    Vaigai Power House Vaigai River
    Perunchani Vaigai River
There are many such Hydro power plants in the districts of Erode, Kundah (Ooty) and kadampah, Tamil Nadu

Thermal Power generation in Tamil Nadu


There are 4 major Thermal Power Plants in Tamil Nadu
  • 1. ETPS, Tamilnadu
  • MTPS, Tamilnadu
  • NCTPS, Tamilnadu
  • TTPS, Tamilnadu.


1.Ennore Thermal Power Station, (ETPS), Tamil Nadu
Details of Ennore Thermal Power Station, Tamil Nadu are as follows:
Total Generatin capacity: 450 MW
Fuel Used: Coal
Investment: 270 crores

2. Mettur Thermal Power Station, (MTPS), Tamil Nadu
Details of Mettur Thermal Power Station, Tamil Nadu are as follows:
Location of Mettur Thermal Power Station, Tamil Nadu: Salem, Tamil Nadu
Mettur Thermal Power Station is the first Thermal Station installed in Tamil Nadu
Total capacity: 420 MW
Investment: 735 Crores

3. North Chennai Thermal Power Station, (NCTPS), Tamil Nadu
Details of North Chennai Thermal Power Station, Tamil Nadu
are as follows:
Situated at 25KM from Chennai city
Total capacity: 630 MW

4. Tuticorin Thermal Power Station, (TTPS), Tamil Nadu
Details of Tuticorin Thermal Power Station, Tamil Nadu are as follows:
Located near the port of Tuticorin
Total Capacity: 1050 MW
Investment: 1071 Crores

Wind-farm electricity generation in Tamil Nadu


Wind mill electric generation being a non-conventional resource, contributes to 19 MW power supply. In fact,Tamil Nadu is the leader of wind mill power generation in India. All the power generating stations are maintained by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB),a govt. of Tamil Nadu enterprise.
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Responses to "Power resource of Tamil nadu & Hydro power plants in Tamilnadu"
Guest Author: R.Arunachalam     16 Mar 2012
I want an application form for new domestic power connection. The forms are not available in Gorimedu Tangedco office. They advise to collect form from Electrician. Can I get it from website?


Guest Author: R.Arunachalam     22 Mar 2012
Good information. I would like to know the dates of start of works on various Hydro, thermal, gas, wind and other Non-conventional source of power. the dates of commissioning of those units. this may include central projects of NLC, NTPC and NPCL also. there has been always big gap between demand and supply. therefore it is desirable that private players including captive power plants should be encouraged to tide over the demand crises particularly during peak periods, Pumped storage hydro plants like kadamparai should be on operating mode. R.Arunachalam


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