Bherai power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Bherai power station was a proposed 1320 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station comprising two units of 660 MW each in Gujarat, India.


The map below shows Bherai village, Rajula taluk, Amreli district, Gujarat state, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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On its website sponsor VISA Power states that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Government of Gujarat for the development of the project near Pipavav Port to enable the use of imported coal. The company states that power from the project will be supplied "to industrial consumers in Gujarat and other power deficit states in the Northern and Western Region." The company states that "sea water shall be utilized for condenser cooling". It also states that the company is exploring "investment opportunities in Indonesia, Australia & South Africa to secure the imported coal requirement for the project".[1]

However, as of March 2015 there are no permits for the project, and it appears to be shelved or abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: Visa Power
Location: Bherai village, Rajula taluk, Amreli district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 20.971759, 71.482995 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1,320 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Imports
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. Visa Power, "Gujarat", Visa Power website, accessed November 2011.

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