NTPC and the government of Andhra Pradesh signed a draft power purchase agreement for this project in early 2011, but subsequently the company made no progress on land acquisition.
In January 2014 project sponsor NTPC said it was planning on fast-tracking the project. The project was initially to use domestic coal, but facing difficulty in securing a coal linkage, it may use imported coal. NTPC is awaiting land clearance from the state government, and will then seek the necessary permits, after which it will take an estimated 42 months to implement the five 800 MW units.
- Unit 1: 800MW
- Unit 2: 800MW
- Unit 3: 800MW
- Unit 4: 800MW
- Unit 5: 800MW
- Santosh Patnaik, “NTPC Pudimadaka power plant to get fast-track status,” The Hindu, September 9, 2014
- “NTPC seeks to fast track Pudimadaka project,” The Hindu Online, Jan 29, 2014.
- “Terms of Reference,” India MoEF, Feb. 25, 2015