Chhara Ultra Mega Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

Chhara Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project was a 4000 megawatt (MW) power station,proposed in Gujarat.


The project was proposed for Chhara in Junagadh district, Gujarat, India.

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In 2009, the coastal area of Chhara in Junagadh was among three sites raised as possible locations, in addition to Jamnagar and Kandla, for a second ultra mega power plant in Gujarat, alongside the Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project, according to Sushil Kumar Shinde, union minister of power told reporters here in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.[1] In 2017, the government under Vijay Rupani announced that it was dropping the project due to surplus generation capacity and the desire to focus on renewable power.[2]

Project Details

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  • Parent company:
  • Location: Chhara in Junagadh district, Gujarat
  • Coordinates: 20.73928,70.702156 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Nameplate capacity: 4,000 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
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  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Estimated annual CO2:
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  1. "Centre Identifies 3 Sites for Second UMPP in Gujarat," Business Standard, 30 September 2009
  2. Vimukt Dave & Shreya Jai/Ahmedabad, "Gujarat drops 4,000 MW Coal Power Project," Smart Investor, 8 May 2017

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