The new ultra modern 'Alternate Ennore Thermal Power Station' will come up over 900 acres.
Chennai: In a move to increase the power producing capacity of the state, Tamil Nadu government had announced setting up of a new 600 MW thermal power station, to be built at a cost of Rs 3600 crore, at nearby Ennore on Sunday.
The new ultra modern 'Alternate Ennore Thermal Power Station' will come up over 900 acres. It will replace the old power producing engines and start functioning by 2015 end, an official release said.
The five units of the existing Ennore Thermal Power Station with a capacity of 450 MW have been functioning since 40 years and some engines have developed snags, it added.