RSCL took over the plant from M/S South India Sugars Limited, in the year 2002 and increased the capacity from 3500 TCD to 5000 TCD in the year 2006.
A 22 MW Co-generation Plant was installed and commissioned on 1st June 2005. It was the first Sugar cogeneration plant in India to install an Air Cooled Condenser to condense excess steam from the power turbine, which resulted in water conservation. The plant generates 22 MW of which 6.5 MW is used for captive consumption and the balance surplus power is exported to the state TNEB grid. The Mundiyampakkam Cogeneration Plant is the first Unit in South India to be registered under CDM Project.