Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant

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Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant
Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant
Location of the Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant in Kerala
LocationChoolatheruvu, Haripad, Alappuzha district, Kerala.
Coordinates 9°14′20″N76°25′49″E / 9.23889°N 76.43028°E / 9.23889; 76.43028 Coordinates: 9°14′20″N76°25′49″E / 9.23889°N 76.43028°E / 9.23889; 76.43028
Commission date Unit 1: November 1998
Unit 2: February 1999
Unit 3: October 1999
Operator(s) NTPC Limited
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Naphtha
Combined cycle?Yes
Power generation
Units operational2 X 115 MW
1 X 120 MW
Nameplate capacity 350
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.



StageUnit NumberInstalled Capacity (MW)Date of Commissioning GT / ST
1st11151998 NovemberGT
1st21151999 FebruaryGT
1st31201999 OctoberST

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. [1] [2]

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