|Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant|
|Location||Choolatheruvu, Haripad, Alappuzha district, Kerala.|
|Commission date||Unit 1: November 1998|
Unit 2: February 1999
Unit 3: October 1999
|Thermal power station|
|Units operational||2 X 115 MW|
1 X 120 MW
1,400 MW (Planned)
The Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (also known as Rajiv Gandhi CCPP is a combined cycle power plant located at Choolatheruvu,Haripad in Alappuzha district, Kerala, India. The power plant is owned by NTPC Limited. The power plant is fueled by imported and indigenous naphtha. Source of the cooling water is Achankovil river at Nalukettumkavala in Pallipad.
|Stage||Unit Number||Installed Capacity (MW)||Date of Commissioning||GT / ST|
There is a plan to expand the plant by three units with capacity of 350 MW each. New units would be fueled by re-gasified liquefied natural gas.
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