Lanco Anpara power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Anpara power station (Lanco) is a new 1200 megawatt (MW) coal plant in Uttar Pradesh state, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the location of the power station, in Anpara village.

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Both 600 MW units achieved full load in November 2011. The project is operated by Lanco. It is located adjacent to the existing Anpara A and B power stations operated by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. Water is obtained from the Rihand reservoir. According to the Environmental Assessment prepared for the plant, 12% of the area of the plant is under cultivation and 52% is 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 reports that there are "no wildlife sanctuaries or fragile ecosystems within the study area."[1][2]

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.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: Lanco Anpara Power Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Lanco
Location: Anpara village, Sonebradra district, Uttar Pradesh state, India
Coordinates: 24.201, 82.7811 (exact)
Status: Operating (2011)[2]
Nameplate capacity: 1200 MW (2 x 600 MW)
Type: Subcritical
In service: Achieved full load November 2011[2]
Coal Source: Northern Coal Fields[2]Khadia Coal Mine Expansion[1]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

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