Bajaj Hindusthan (BHL), is a part of the Bajaj Group, the largest Indian sugar and ethanol manufacturing company. While the Bajaj Group made its name in the sugar industry, the company has sought to diversify into the power generation industry through the construction of "two mega thermal power projects" in Uttar Pradesh with each proposed to produce 1,980 megawatts of power.
On its website BHL states that it currently generates 430 MW of power from the bagasse produced in its sugar mills, of which 105 MW is exported to the grid. The company states that it "has now embarked upon the expansion of its power generation capacity by 450 MW through the setting up of new coal based power plants of 90 MW each in the vicinity of 5 of its existing sugar units. These new projects are expected to be completed within a period of nine months at an aggregate project cost of around Rs. 23 billion." The company also has plans for two major coal-fired plants.
Bajaj Hindusthan currently has proposals for two major coal-fired power stations.
|Plant name||MW||Status||Year to be commissioned||Fuel Type||Notes|
|Barkera Mill power station||80||Planned||2012|
|Chitrakoot power station||1980||Planned||2016||This proposal is for 3 x 660MW units|
|Bargarh power station||1980||Planned||2016||This proposal is for 3 x 660MW units|
Bajaj Hindusthan Ltd.
Jamnalal Bajaj Marg
226, Nariman Point
Mumbai - 400 021
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- Bajaj Hindusthan, "Bajaj Hindusthan", Bajaj Hindusthan website, accessed November 2011.