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North Chennai Thermal Power Station


North Chennai Thermal Power Station

North Chennai Thermal Power Station
North Chennai thermal power station
North Chennai Thermal Power Station is located in Tamil Nadu
North Chennai Thermal Power Station
Location of the North Chennai Thermal Power Station n Tamil Nadu
Country India
Location Athipattu, TamilNadu
Status Operational
Commission date Unit 1: October 25, 1994
Unit 2: March 27, 1995
Unit 3: February 24, 1996
Unit 4: September 2013
Unit 5: September 2013
Power generation
Primary fuel Bituminous coal
Units operational 3 x 210 MW; 2 x 600 MW
Nameplate capacity 1830

The North Chennai Thermal Power Station is a power station situated about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Chennai city.[1] It is one of the major power plants of Tamil Nadu and has a total installed capacity of 1830 MW[2][3][4]


  • History 1
  • Capacity 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


The North Chennai Thermal Power Station was commissioned in the year 1994 in Thiruvallur district. It was built there due to its proximity to the Ennore Port, which also supplies Ennore Thermal Power Station. It has won various awards for productivity and reduction in auxiliary consumption.[2][5] The coal necessary for the power station arrives from the Ennore Port.[2] Recently a Stator was brought to the station via the sea.[6] In recent years due to shortage of coal in the state, coal is being imported to function the power plant.[7]


Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
1st 1 210 1994 October Running
1st 2 210 1995 March Running
1st 3 210 1996 February Running
2nd 4 600 2013 September Running [8]
2nd 5 600 2013 September Running

See also


  1. ^ "North Chennai thermal power station". wikimapia. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "tangedco". Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  3. ^ "power generation at ncpcl". Retrieved 7-9-2012. 
  4. ^ "list of thermal power plants in tamil nadu". globalshiksha. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  5. ^ T.Ramakrishnan (2012-04-20). "Thermal stations perform well, yet energy deficit mounts".  
  6. ^ "The long journey of a generator stator".  
  7. ^ Srikanth, R (2011-11-14). "State may have to rely on imported coal for new thermal projects". The Hindu. Retrieved 7-9-2012. 
  8. ^
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