Anpara-C power station

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Anpara-C power station is an operating power station of at least 1200-megawatts (MW) in Anpara, Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Anpara-C power station Anpara, Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India 24.203788, 82.79733 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 24.203788, 82.79733

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 subcritical 2011
Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 600 subcritical 2011

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 LANCO Infratech Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 LANCO Infratech Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Khadia coal mine extension
  • Permit(s): November 26, 2007 – Environmental Clearance


Source of financing: World Bank


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]

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. "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. 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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