Vijayawada Thermal Power Project

Vijayawada Thermal Power Project is a proposed 800 MW coal fired power plant promoted by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation at Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

The 1,760 MW plant is operated by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO). The plant It consists of 7 units, commissioned as follows:

  • Unit 1 – 210 MW – 1979
  • Unit 2 – 210 MW – 1980
  • Unit 3 – 210 MW – 1989
  • Unit 4 – 210 MW – 1990
  • Unit 5 – 210 MW – 1994
  • Unit 6 – 210 MW – 1995
  • Unit 7 – 500 MW – 2009

Protests close plant

In October 2013 parts of Andhra Pradesh were blacked out after employees of the Vijaywada Thermal Power Station, who were protesting the division of the state, shut six out of the seven units at the plant.

Proposed 800 MW expansion

According to a January 2012 report posted on the website Industry Monitor, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to make use of vacant space at three existing power plants in order to build an additional 2,400 MW of capacity. The three plants are Vijayawada station, the Krishnapatnam power station, and the Kothagudem Thermal Power Station. At the Vijayawada station, the government proposes an 800 MW expansion on 50 acres of wasteland adjacent to the current site.

Opposition to expansion

According to media reports, residents of Guntupalli, Kethanakonda, Kotikalapudi and other villages near the plant site have resolved to oppose the project. Residents charge that the existing plant has damaged more than 5,000 acres of crops. Residents were preparing to air their grievances at a January 2014 public hearing residents.

800 MW Expansion Project Details

Sponsor: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO)
Location: Ibrahimpatnam village, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates: 16.5973, 80.5382
Status: Pre-permit development
Nameplate capacity: 800 MW
Permits and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Sep 26, 2012


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