Adani Korba West power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Adani Korba West power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in Chhattisgarh, India.

An additional 1,600 MW was proposed.


The power station is located near the villages of Bade Bhandar, Chote Bhandar, Sarvai, and Amali Bhona. The location is 20 km southwest of Raigarh city.

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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.


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]

Project Details

Sponsor: Korba West Power Company Limited
Parent company: Avantha Group
Location: Bade Bhandar, Chote Bhandar, Sarvai, and Amali Bhona villages in Raigarh Tehsil, Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 21.7437751, 83.2740927 (exact)
Status: Phase I: Operating; Phase II: Cancelled
Capacity: Phase I: 600 MW; Phase II: 1,600 MW (Units 2&3: 800 MW)
Start year: 2014 (Unit 1)
Coal Type:
Coal Source: SECL[1]
Estimated annual CO2: 7,096,441 tons
Source of financing:
Permits: Terms of Reference for phase II, India MoEF, March 11, 2016

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