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Mettur Thermal Power Station


Mettur Thermal Power Station

Mettur Thermal Power system
Mettur Thermal Power Station is located in Tamil Nadu
Mettur Thermal Power Station
Location of the Mettur Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu
Country India
Location Salem, Tamil Nadu
Status Operational
Commission date Unit 1: 7 January 1987
Unit 2: 1 December 1987
Unit 3: 22 March 1989
Unit 4: 27 March 1990
Unit 5: 28 November 2012
Operator(s) Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited
Power generation
Primary fuel Bituminous coal
Units operational 4 x 210 MW, 1 x 600 MW
Nameplate capacity 1,440

The Mettur Thermal Power Station is a coal-fired electric power station located in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It is operated by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited. The power station was commissioned during various periods from 1987 and this is the first inland thermal Power Station of TANGEDCO.The coal from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (Talcher and Ib Valley) and Eastern Coalfields Limited (Raniganj and Mugma) are transported to the load ports of Paradip (Orissa), Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) and Haldia (West Bengal). Thereafter the coal is transported to the discharge ports of Ennore and Tuticorin by ships. From Ennore Port the coal is transported again through rail to Ennore Thermal Power Station and Mettur Thermal Power Station.[1]

BGR Energy Systems Ltd was the EPC contractor for 600 MW unit 5 of the power plant. [2]


Unit cost in Crores Rs Continuous running in days Capacity(M.W) Date of


I 384.30 227 days 210 7 January 1987
II 384.30 205 days 210 12 January 1987
III 351.76 272 days 210 22 March 1989
IV 351.76 311 days 210 27 March 1990
V 3100.00 100 days 600 17 November 2014[3]


  1. ^ Thermal, Power Station. "tangedco". Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
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  3. ^ Mettur Thermal Power Station- Stage-III
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