Adani Korba West power station

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Adani Korba West power station is an operating power station of at least 600-megawatts (MW) in Kirodimalnagar, Raigarh, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Adani Korba West power station Kirodimalnagar, Raigarh, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India 21.7438, 83.2741 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 21.7437751, 83.2740927
  • Unit 2: 21.7437751, 83.2740927
  • Unit 3: 21.7437751, 83.2740927


Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - bituminous 600 MW subcritical 2014 -
Unit 2 cancelled coal - bituminous 800 MW supercritical - -
Unit 3 cancelled coal - bituminous 800 MW supercritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Korba West Power Co Avantha Group
Unit 2 Korba West Power Co Avantha Group
Unit 3 Korba West Power Co Avantha Group

Project-level coal details


Background

The May 20, 2010 letter from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry grants permission for a 600 MW project,[1] and a phase II of an additional 600 MW was considered for environmental clearance in 2013.[2][3]

Synchronization of unit 1 occurred in October, 2013.[4][5] The India Central Electricity Authority lists the plant as commissioned on 31 March 2014.[6]

In March 2018 the plant was added to a list of 34 stressed power plants in an Indian parliamentary panel report, due to the size of its debt.[7]

Proposed expansion

In March 2016 Korba West received a terms of reference to add two units of 800 MW each to the power station. The units would be supercritical and fueled by domestic coal.[8][9]

As of June 2020 the project has not received environmental clearance, and plans appear cancelled.

Ownership

In November 2014 Adani Power was reportedly in talks to buy the 600 MW power station.[10]

As of 2018 Adani has paid more than US$354 million in part-payment for the 600 MW coal-fired power plant. However, Adani reports the acquisition is in dispute due to equipment failures and disagreements with project financiers.[7]


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Additional data

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