Balpur power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Balpur power station is a proposed 1200 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chhattisgarh, India.


The map below shows Jangir-Champa district, the approximate location where the plant will be built.

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The power station was proposed by Jain Energy, which signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Chhattisgarh in 2008 for the establishment of a 1200 MW coal-fired plant in Jangir-Champa and Korba districts.[1]

Subsequently, Jain Energy stated that the project will be implemented over 48 months and spread over 1000 acres, with Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd. the technical consultants to the project. According to Jain's website in March 2014, "considerable progress including on land acquisition, completion of Public Hearings, Forest clearence [sic], Water allotment has already been achieved."[2]

However, as of August 2014, specific information on the project is no longer provided on the Jain Group website, and it appears to have been abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: Jain Energy
Location: Jangir-Champa and Korba districts, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 22.045391, 82.647886 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1200 MW
Projected in service: 2015
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 7,096,441 tons
Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Jain Energy to Set Up Power Plant At Balpur," Business Line, February 4, 2008
  2. Jain Energy, "Operating Companies: Jain Energy Limited", Jain Group website, accessed March 2014.

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