Sakhigopal Ultra Mega Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

Sakhigopal Ultra Mega Power Project is a proposed 4,000-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Odisha, India.


The project is proposed for the district of Bhadrak. The map shows the location of Bhadrak, but not the exact location of the project.

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In April 2012, The Economic Times reported that a site had been identified for the project, which is one of three Ultra Mega Power Projects planned for the state.[1][2][3]

In July 2014 it was reported that the Odisha government had identified land for the proposed power station at Bijoypatna in Chandbali tehsil of Bhadrak district, with coal supplied by Bankhui coal block. The Odisha government said it was seeking the coal ministry's approval for the block, after which the project would be put up for bidding.[4]

In July 2015 the Union power ministry said it would soon invite fresh bids for the Sundargarh Ultra Mega Power Project in Odisha, and that proposals for UMPPs at Bijoypatana in Bhadrak district and Narla in Kalahandi district (Ghogarpalli Ultra Mega Power Project) had been shelved.[5]

Project Details

Sponsor: Sakhigopal Integrated Power Company Limited[6]
Parent: Power Finance Corporation[6]
Location: Bhadrak district, Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19.958191, 85.826363 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 4,000 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Bankhui coal block
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Govt finalises site for second UMPP in Orissa," The Economic Times, April 10, 2012
  2. Subhash Narayan "UMPPs using local coal may have to buy domestic equipment" The Financial Express, March 24, 2012.
  3. Jyoti Mukul "Bid rules to go back to drawing board" Business Standard, December 14, 2011.
  4. "Odisha to up power generation capacity, may get new UMPPs," Financial Express, July 24, 2014
  5. "Rebidding for Bhedabahal UMPP by September," Business Standrad, July 22, 2015
  6. 6.0 6.1 "PFC 30th Annual Report, 2015-2016," pages 151-152

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