Bhandewadi power station

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Bhandewadi power station is a cancelled power station in Bandewadi, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bhandewadi power station Bandewadi, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 20.009935, 79.195774 (approximate)

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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 coal - unknown 500 subcritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Nagpur Municipal Corporation Corp [100.0%]


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Bhandewadi power station is a 500 megawatt coal-fired power station proposed to be built by Nagpur Municipal Corporation in Bhandewadi village in Nagpur district.[1] Bhandewadi hosts the city's sewage treatment plant and landfill.[2]

In 2010, MP Vilas Muttemwar raised concerns about the project with environment and forest minister Jairam Ramesh. According to a press report, Muttemwar said, "I met the minister today and brought to his notice how the thermal plant within the city could prove to be an environmental disaster and pose serious shortage of drinking to the city as there was possibility of it being diverted for the proposed power plant. The minister gave a firm assurance to look into the matter and even indicated that no such thermal power plant could be set up within the city limits because of the fly ash and toxic gases it generates.... I have absolutely no doubts that he will not give permission for a thermal power plant in the vicinity of several big schools and educational institutions that have come up near Bhandewadi."[3]

In February 2011, The Times of India reported that the "grand plans of setting up a thermal power plant close to Bhandewadi" had not progressed and were "stuck" in the office of chief minister Prithviraj Chavan.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. Platts, "World Electric Power Plants Database, September 2011", accessed November 2011. The database is not available online but a downloadable spreadsheet can be purchased.
  2. Falguni Banerjee, "Civic body passes the buck to state government", The Times of India, February 16, 2011.
  3. "Ramesh to take a call on Bhandewadi power plant," The Times of India, August 11, 2010
  4. Falguni Banerjee, "Civic body passes the buck to state government," Times of India, February 16, 2011

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