Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station

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Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station
LocationNellore, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates14°19′N 80°06′E / 14.31°N 80.10°E / 14.31; 80.10Coordinates: 14°19′N 80°06′E / 14.31°N 80.10°E / 14.31; 80.10
StatusUnder Construction
Construction cost84,322.0 million (US$1.2 billion)
Owner(s)Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Limited (APPDCL)
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational2 × 800 MW
Units under const.1 × 800 MW
Nameplate capacity2400 MW

Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station[1] is located in Nelatur Village,[2] near Krishnapatnam and at a distance of 23 km from Nellore city of Andhra Pradesh. The power plant is one of the coal-based power plants of Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Limited (APPDCL). It is the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), a joint venture company of APGENCO (with 50% equity) and IL AND FS (50% equity) partnership.[3]

The proposed capacity of plant is 1600 MW. The project is under construction and likely to be completed by the end of 2014. The Power station is designed for blended coal in the ratio of 70% washed domestic coal from Talcher Coalfield to 30% imported coal. Sea water is proposed for cooling purpose and potable water by desalination. Krishnapatnam port (about 5 km from site) will cater to the requirement of importing heavy machinery and both domestic & imported coal of 3.5 and 1.5 million tons per annum respectively. EPC contract for the main plant has been awarded to BHEL, L&T and Tata Projects Limited during July,2008 and for BOP during February 2009. The estimated complete cost of project is about Rs 8432/- Crores. The Debt & Equity ratio is 80:20 and Project is being financed by PFC and KfW, Germany.[4]


In view of the exemplary Statesmanship and dedicated services rendered to the state by late Sri.Damodaram Sanjeevaiah, Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, the Govt.of Andhra Pradesh ordered ∃∈1600 MW Thermal Power Project proposed to be named as "Sri.Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station".


Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
I 1 800 2014, march 31 Operational [5]
I 2 800 2014 December 16 Operational [6]
II 1 800 Work Started EPC contracted to TATA, Turbine Generator Contract to BHEL [7]


  1. ^ APGENCO Official Website
  2. ^ "Works stalled at Damodaram Sanjeevaiah power plant". The Hindu. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  3. ^ "APGENCO and APPDCL". apgenco. Archived from the original on 12 June 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Nelatur power plant 1st unit to be ready by 2013". The Hindu. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
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