The government in Tamil Nadu, India has revealed plans to build two 500-MW LNG-based power plants with an investment of INR35bn ($686m).
One of the plants will be located near the Indian Oil Corporation terminal and the other would utilise GAIL's Kochi-Bangalore LNG pipeline in the state.
The state intends to meet the 4,000-MW electricity shortage with the LNG power plants project, which can be built in a shorter time than coal, according to Business Standard.
It expects that LNG projects will also serve as alternative sources as India was not providing enough coal for thermal power plants in the state.
The state government will now proceed with land acquisitions near the terminal to set up the power plant.