Bodal captive coal plant

From Global Energy Monitor

The Bodal captive coal plant is a proposed 120-megawatt captive coal-fired power station in Gujarat, India.


The map below shows the power station site based on the EIA report.[1]

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In February 2019, Bodal Chemicals submitted a pre-feasibility study for a 2 x 60 MW captive coal plant. The plant is planned to fuel a proposed chemical plant for dyes.[2]

In January 2020, the EIA was released for both the chemical plant and coal plant.[3]

The company's 2020-21 annual report stated: "We are investing ~ Rs 4,000 Million in a greenfield project at Saykha, Gujarat which will increase our capacity of Specialty Benzene Downstream Products by ~78,960 MTPA and Sulphuric Acid & its derivatives by ~340,000 MTPA. We have already started the work at the site and are expected to complete by end of Q3FY23."[4]

As of January 2023, some development was apparent in Planet satellite imagery, although it was unclear if the work was related to the captive power station. There were no known permitting updates.[5] The power station was presumed under construction.

Project Details

Sponsor: Bodal Chemicals
Location: Sakhya, Vagra taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 21.8028833, 72.853913 (exact)
Status: Construction
Nameplate capacity: 120 MW (Units 1&2: 60 MW)
Projected start year: 2023
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Bodal chemical Unit-5," Google Maps
  2. EIA, Bodal Chemicals, February 2019
  3. EIA, Bodal Chemicals, January 2020
  4. "Annual Report," Bodal, 2020-21
  5. SIA/GJ/THE/31009/2018, SW/134092/2019, Form-2, accessed June 2022

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