Third unit of Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station (TPS) has been inaugurated at Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
The 800 MW supercritical unit has been built to generate 19 million units of electricity per day, as part of the government’s mission to increase the power generation capacity in the state to meet future needs. The plant uses less amount of coal for power generation thereby reducing the negative impact on the environment. The Krishnapatnam plant has a total capacity of four units, while two units of 800 MW each in stage 1 are already generating power. The third unit, an 800 MW plant in stage 2, has been started with an estimated cost of Rs 50.82 billion. The project was completed with a loan of Rs 59.36 billion from the Power Finance Corporation Limited and Rs 10 billion from the State Electricity Finance Corporation. The stage-2 was targeted to be completed by 2019 but got delayed due to several factors, including Covid-19, according to the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Company Limited.