Akrimota Power Project
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Akrimota Power Project is an operating power station of at least 250-megawatts (MW) in Chher Moti, Lakhpat, Kutch, Gujarat, India with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Akrimota Power Project||Chher Moti, Lakhpat, Kutch, Gujarat, India||23.7725, 68.6456 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- Unit 1: 23.7724998, 68.6455556
- Unit 2: 23.7724998, 68.6455556
- Unit 3: 23.6626, 68.7843
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Unit 1||operating||coal - lignite||125 MW||subcritical||2007||-|
|Unit 2||operating||coal - lignite||125 MW||subcritical||2006||-|
|Unit 3||cancelled||coal - lignite||250 MW||subcritical||-||-|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Unit 1||Gujarat Mineral Development Co Ltd||Gujarat Mineral Development Co Ltd|
|Unit 2||Gujarat Mineral Development Co Ltd||Gujarat Mineral Development Co Ltd|
|Unit 3||Gujarat Mineral Development Co Ltd||Gujarat Mineral Development Co Ltd|
Source of financing:
The power plant was synchronized in 2005 and began commercial operation in 2006-2007. It is at the pithead of the Panandhro Lignite Mine. The plant is located near the village of Nani Chher in Kutchh district.
250 MW Expansion
In late 2011 Platts listed a 250MW expansion of the power station as being planned. However, GMDC make no mention of the possible expansion on their website, and as of 2016 the company is not listed as having applied for an environmental permit. The project appears to have been abandoned.
Articles and Resources
- GMDC, "Power: Akrimota Power Project", Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
- Platts, "World Electric Power Plants Database, September 2011", accessed November 2011. The database is not available online but a downloadable spreadsheet can be purchased.
- GMDC, "New Projects", Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation website, accessed March 2014.
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