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)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 24.783333, 79.9

Project Details

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 name Owner
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


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The project has been proposed by NTPC. NPTC has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to sell the power from the plant to the Madhya Pradesh State Power Trading Company.[1]

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.[2]

NTPC requested an extension on its terms of reference for the 4x660 MW project in May 2014,[3] which was granted in July 2014.[4] An EIA was submitted in May 2015. Coal is planned to be supplied from coal mines at Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.[5]

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.[6][7]

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.[8] The review process was ongoing as of February 2017.[9]

As of January 2020 there have been no further developments, and the project appears to be deferred or abandoned.

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