Bhawnathpur power station

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Bhawnathpur power station is a cancelled power station in Bhawnathpur, Garhwa, Jharkhand, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bhawnathpur power station Bhawnathpur, Garhwa, Jharkhand, India 24.17, 83.81 (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 coal - unknown 660 unknown
Unit 2 cancelled coal - unknown 660 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Jharkhand Vidyut Vikas Nigam Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Jharkhand Vidyut Vikas Nigam Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Banhardih coal block


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In February 2014 Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren laid the foundation stone of the proposed 1320 MW Bhawnathpur power station, in Bhawnathpur township in Garhwa district. Also present was sponsor Jharkhand Vidyut Vikas Nigam Ltd (JVVNL), whose chairman SN Verma said land for construction had been provided by Steel Authority of India and coal supplies provided by Banhardih coal block. The projected cost for the project is Rs 8,500 crore.[1]

Beyond the ceremony the project has received no permits as of end-2017. It is dubious that the project will advance.

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