Balpur power station

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Balpur power station is a cancelled power station in Jangir-Champa and Korba, Chhattisgarh, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Balpur power station Jangir-Champa and Korba, Chhattisgarh, India 22.0454, 82.6479 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled - 1200 MW - - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Jain Energy Jain Energy


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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.

Articles and Resources


  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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