Anpara-C power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Anpara C thermal power station is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station comprising two subcritical units of 600 MW each in Uttar Pradesh, India.


The Anpara-C station is at the center in this satellite image. Several hundred meters to the west is UPRVN's Anpara power station. To the southeast is the new Anpara-D power station (on the right).

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The Anpara-C power station, built by Lanco, adjoins the existing Anpara power station operated by UPRVUNL. The power station is located near Anpara in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Both units were commissioned in November 2011 according to the Ministry of Power.[1][2]

The World Bank has supplied financing for the project.[3]

Water is obtained from the Rihand reservoir. According to the Environmental Assessment prepared for the plant, 12% of the area of the plant was under cultivation and 52% was forest, including 9 protected forests. The buffer zone, an area of 10 km radius around the project, includes langur or hanuman monkeys, rhesus macaques, short-nosed fruit bats, sloth bears, leopards or panthers, Indian foxes, blue bulls, Indian wil boars, barking deer, etc. However, the study claimed that there were "no wildlife sanctuaries or fragile ecosystems within the study area."[4][5]

In September 2014, it was reported that, after selling its Udipi power station to the Adani Group for Rs 6000 crore (US$1 billion), Lanco Group planned to put three more power plants on the block with a capacity of 3000 MW to raise Rs 15,000 crore (US$2.5 billion) to reduce its debts. Plants included Anpara.[6]

Project Details

Sponsor: Lanco
Location: Ampara village, Sonebhadra district, Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 24.2037876, 82.79733 (exact)
Status: Operating
Start date: 2011
Capacity: 1,200 MW (2 x 600 MW)
Type: Subcritical
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Northern Coal Fields[5]Khadia Coal Mine Expansion[4]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing: World Bank
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Nov 26, 2007

Articles and Resources


  1. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country" Government of India Ministry of Power, September 2013.
  2. Lanco, "Lanco Anpara Power Ltd", Lanco website, accessed July 2011.
  3. "Anpara C Thermal Power Station" World Bank and PPIAF, PPI Project Database, accessed December 19, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Summary of Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan for 2 x 600 MW Coal Based Lanco Anpara," Min Mec Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lanco Anpara Power ltd, Lanco website, accessed February 2012
  6. "Lanco agrees to sell three power projects of 3000 MW for Rs 15,000 crore," Times of India, September 10, 2014

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