Udankudi Thermal Power station
Udankudi is located at Tuticorin district, Tamilnadu. Udankudi was a sea shore village very near to Trichendur. Presently Tamilnadu CM Jalalitha has proposed Thermal power station in Udandkudi, 8000 crore as budget. In the year 2007 MOU was made between BHEL and Tamilnadu Electricity board. They have planned to set up 1,600 MW (2x800 MW) Thermal power station with raw material as coal. Subsequently, a joint venture with utankuti Power Corporation was established in December 2008. Utankuti thermal power project cost is estimated as Rs 8,000 crore. This amount includes debt and shares. 26 percent of the amount involves capital stock of the current council and another 26 percent of amount provided by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Company, the remaining 48 percent will be shares from private corporations. Read article about Koodankulam nuclear plant tamilnadu
Udankudi - Solution to Tamilnadu power cut
Udankudi is capable to generate 1600 MW power. This 1600 MW power will be distributed to Tamilnadu alone. If this power plant is constructed then there will be job vacancies for BE students in future. Frequent power cuts may reduce. There is an announcement made that there will be only 4hrs power cut in Tamilnadu districts. If this Udankudi power station is constructed power cut timing will be reduced to 2hrs.