Churk captive power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Churk captive power station is a 180-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Uttar Pradesh, India.


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Background on Plant

The proposal is for a 4x60 MW imported coal-based power station and 1.0 MTPA cement grinding unit at village Churk in Uttar Pradesh. The power plant would be captive to cement grinding. The project received environmental clearance in December 2012, but commenced construction prior to receiving approval, in violation of India provisions.[1]

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) had rejected the proposal for wildlife clearance four months earlier due to the project's proximity to Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary.[2] According to the terms of the Environmental Clearance (EC), the project must still receive clearance from the National Board of Wildlife, and the granting of the EC does not guarantee that wildlife clearance will be obtained.[1]

In March 2014 Jaiprakash Associates reported the project was under implementation.[3]

Unit 1 was commissioned in March 2015.[4]

The company's 2015-16 and 2016-17 annual reports both described Units 2 and 3 as "under implementation."[5][6]

Units 2-3 were commissioned in 2017.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Jaiprakash Associates
  • Parent company: Jaypee Group
  • Developer:
  • Location: Churk village, Robertganj taluk, Sonebhadra district, Uttar Pradesh
  • Coordinates: 24.6391037, 83.1010848 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1-3), Cancelled (Unit 4)
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 60 MW
    • Unit 2: 60 MW
    • Unit 3: 60 MW
    • Unit 4: 60 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date: 2015 (Unit 1), 2017 (Units 2-3)
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 18, 2012

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 18, 2012.
  2. "Jaypee’s power plant project in Sonbhadra hits green hurdle," Indian Express, Aug 18 2012.
  3. Form A, Jaiprakash Associates, Mar 31, 2014
  4. "Annual Report: 2014-2015," Jaypee Group, 2015
  5. "Annual Report 2015-16," Jaiprakash Associates Limited, p. 7
  6. "Annual Report 2016-17," Jaiprakash Associates Limited, p. 8
  7. Form 1, Jaiprakash Associates, March 14, 2017

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