Dongamahua Captive Power Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

The Dongamahua power station is a 540-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant located in Chhattisgarh, India. It fuels the JSPL Raigarh steel plant.[1]

Location

The satellite photo, dated February 27, 2012 by Google Earth, shows Units 1-4 of the plant in operation.[2]

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Background

According to the Environmental Clearance, the existing power station consists of four 135 MW coal-fired power plants, fueled by coal middling and fines generated during washing at the nearby Gare IV/1 coal mine, located in village Nagarmuda, Janjgir, Tapranga, and Dongamahua, about 50 km from Raigarh. Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) proposes to transmit the power generated by this thermal power plant to its JSPL Raigarh steel plant in Raigarh through its own dedicated transmission network.[3]

Units 1-2 began operating in 2010, and units 3-4 in 2012.[4]

Details of expansion

Environmental clearance for the second phase of the project - two more coal-fired units of 150 MW each - was approved in 2010 and amended in 2012.[5][6]

However, there is no record that construction has begun, and plans appear to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
  • Parent company: Jindal Group
  • Location: Dongamahua, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
  • Coordinates: 22.1279449, 83.5359192 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Operating (2010)
    • Unit 2: Operating (2010)
    • Unit 3: Operating (2012)
    • Unit 4: Operating (2012)
    • Unit 5: Cancelled
    • Unit 6: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 135 MW
    • Unit 2: 135 MW
    • Unit 3: 135 MW
    • Unit 4: 135 MW
    • Unit 5: 150 MW
    • Unit 6: 150 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: coal middling and fines
  • Coal Source: Gare IV/1 coal mine
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits: Phase II, Units 5-6: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Nov 9, 2010; Environmental clearance amendment, India MoEF, Jan 9, 2012

Articles and resources

References

  1. Raigarh, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Retrieved on: May 6, 2020
  2. Google Earth for 22.1279449, 83.5359192, accessed February 2014
  3. "Rapid environmental assessment," Jindal Steel, Feb 1, 2007.
  4. "Jindal Steel announces commercial generation from Dongamahua unit," Economic Times, June 1, 2012
  5. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Jan 9, 2012.
  6. "EC Compliance report," JSP, November 25, 2014

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