Dada Dhuniwale Thermal Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

Dada Dhuniwale Thermal Power Project was a proposed 1,600 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Madhya Pradesh, India.


The map below shows Khandwa, the approximate location where the project would be built.

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The project was proposed as a joint venture by M.P. Power Generating Company and BHEL. It would comprise two 800 MW units. When cancelled, the project was midway through the development process. Hearings had been held and the company was working to acquire coal.[1][2]

Project cancelled due to lack of coal linkage

In January 2014, the company reported as follows in a status sheet posted online: "Due to non availability of Coal Linkage for the project, DDKPL Board has decided not to proceed ahead with the Land Acquisition process. Collector Khandwa has been requested accordingly."[2]

According to the status report: "Application for linkage of coal to the tune of 7.9 mtpa submitted to Ministry of Coal, GoI on 27.01.10. M/s DDKPL had also applied to MoC on 28th Jan’13, for allocation of Coal Blocks identified for the Power Sector thru the “Auction By Competitive Bidding, of Coal Mines Rules 2012”. However no coal block was allocated to the project in the 5th meeting of the Inter Ministerial committee constituted for the purpose. BHEL request to Energy Deptt. GoMP to consider the project for allocation of coal from the Coal Block allocated to MPPGCL, was also not considered by GoMP.[2]

Project Details

Sponsor: Dada Dhuniwale Khandwa Power Ltd.
Parent: Joint venture between M.P. Power Generating Company and BHEL[2]
Location: Goradia village, Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 21.825011, 76.346383 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1,600 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Estimated annual CO2: 9,461,921 tons
Source of financing: BHEL 26%; MPPGCL 26%; FIs/ Banks: 48%[2]
Permits and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Sep 9, 2010

Articles and Resources


  1. M.P. Power Generating Company, "Dada Dhuniwale Thermal Power Project (2X800MW), Village- Goradia, Distt. Khandwa", M.P. Power Generating Company website, October 30, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Dada Dhuniwale Thermal Power Project (2X800MW), Village- Goradia, Distt." MPPGENCO, January 31, 2014

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