Suryachakra Thermal Energy (STEAPL ) is setting up a 1320 (2x660 MW) Clean Technology/Ultra Super Critical coal based power plant in phases at Gunipudi/PentakotaVillages, Payakaraopet Mandal Visakhapatanam District, Andhra Pradesh. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has recommended to the Ministry of Coal for Coal linkage. Coal linkage is under active pursuance. A Detailed project report has been prepared and the project has received permissions/ approvals for usage of sea water. The project location is strategically located for supplementing the fuel supplies to the project through coal imports. CEA has already recommended to the Ministry of Power for coal linkage and the coal linkage application is under active pursuance by the Ministry of Coal, Government of India. Power will be sold in the market.
The project has received environmental clearance in July 2011.