Barethi Super Thermal Power Project
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Barethi Super Thermal Power Project is a cancelled power station in Barethi, Rajnagar, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Barethi Super Thermal Power Project||Barethi, Rajnagar, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India||24.783333, 79.9 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 24.783333, 79.9
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Unit 1||cancelled||coal - unknown||660||supercritical||–||–|
|Unit 2||cancelled||coal - unknown||660||supercritical||–||–|
|Unit 3||cancelled||coal - unknown||660||supercritical||–||–|
|Unit 4||cancelled||coal - unknown||660||supercritical||–||–|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Unit 1||NTPC Ltd [100.0%]|
|Unit 2||NTPC Ltd [100.0%]|
|Unit 3||NTPC Ltd [100.0%]|
|Unit 4||NTPC Ltd [100.0%]|
Project-level coal details
- Coal source(s): Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
- Permit(s): Terms of Reference: 2010-09-09; Terms of Reference extension: 2014-07-25
Source of financing:
The 2010 terms of reference (ToR) for the project listed the size of the plant as 3,960 MW (6 x 660 MW); however, media reports in 2014 list the project as 2,640 MW (4 x 660 MW). According to a March 2014 report, the foundation stone for the plant was laid by Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on March 3, 2014.
NTPC requested an extension on its terms of reference for the 4x660 MW project in May 2014, which was granted in July 2014. An EIA was submitted in May 2015. Coal is planned to be supplied from coal mines at Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
In a revised May 2016 EIA, NTPC informed the MoEF&CC that Coal India had accorded in-principle approval for grant of bridge linkage for the project from South Eastern Coalfield mines in the Korba/Riagarh field and the Korea Rewa field.
In its June 2016 meeting, the Union environment ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) deferred giving green clearance to the project due to concerns about the effect on the Khajuraho temple (20-30 km distant) and the nearby Panna Tiger Reserve (12 km distant) and Ken Crocodile Sanctuary (20-30 km distant). The EAC sought assurance that there will be downstream water withdrawal during non-monsoon periods. The review process was ongoing as of February 2017.
As of January 2020 there have been no further developments, and the project appears to be deferred or abandoned.
Articles and Resources
- "NTPC signs PPA for Lara and Barethi Projects", Media Release, November 28, 2011.
- "NTPC to construct 2,640 MW power plant in Bundelkhand," NDTV, March 3, 2014
- Request for terms of reference extension, NTPC, May 14, 2014
- Terms of reference extension, India MoEF, July 25, 2014
- EIA, NTPC, May 2015
- Revised EIA, NTPC, May 2016
- "Letter from NTPC to MoEF&CC," June 1, 2016
- Mayank Aggarwal, "Panel defers green clearance for NTPCs Rs18000 project," LiveMine, July 4, 2016
- "MINUTES OF THE 3rd MEETING OF THE RE-CONSTITUTED EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE (EAC) ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) OF THERMAL POWER PROJECTS," India MoEF, Feb 14, 2017
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