The Puducherry Power Corporation was
incorporated with the objective of generating 32.5 MW
of Electricity (22.9 MW from Gas Turbine and 9.6 MW from
Steam Turbine) at Karaikal which is one of the outlying
regions of Puducherry .The required gas is obtained from the
Gas wells at Narimanam in the Cauvery basin under an
agreement with the Gas Authority of India. The Corporation
had received the entire cost of Rs. 133.04 crores as Share
Capital from the Govt. of Puducherry till 1999-2000 and the
same has been utilized for the execution of the Project.
* The first and
prestigious gas based power plant was set up at T.R.
Pattinam, Karaikal to cater to the power demand of Karaikal
region. The plant on Open Cycle (22.9 MW Gas Turbine) was
synchronized during October 1999. The plant was dedicated to
the nation by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on
* The plant was
put into commercial operation w.e.f 3rd January 2000. The
entire power generated from the Karaikal Gas Power Plant is
supplied to the Electricity Department, Karaikal. The plant
is performing extremely well till date.
* The power
generated by both the gas and steam turbines are
distributed at 11 KV legal and distributed to local
industries and consumers. Some of the power is exported to
110 KV level to nearby 110 KV substation.
consideration with the requirement of power in the Union
Territory of Puducherry more so at Karaikal, expansion plans
are in the anvil depending on firm allocation of gas of 4.85
lakhs cu.m per day for additional 100 MW, by the Ministry of
Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Engineer (Mech) Plant
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