Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company Limited (Tangedco) is conducting a feasibility study on three hydropower projects that will generate 2,500 MW of power.
The Tangedco has asked a private consultant to conduct a study and prepare an initial report to establish 1,000 MW capacity pumped storage hydropower stations each in Upper Bhavani and Sandy Nalla. The consultant has also provided a project report for a 500 MW hydropower project in Sigur in the Nilgiris. The state power utility will be vetting the proposal submitted by the consultant for the three hydropower projects totaling 2,500 MW power and prepare a detailed project report (DPR). The DPR will be submitted to the state government for approval. Additionally, Tangedco is planning 7,500 MW power projects in Nilgiris, Tirunelvelli, Kanniyakumari, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Theni, and Salem districts. In the first phase, Tangedco will commence work in the Nilgiris while the other districts will be taken up during the second and third phases.