Etah Ultra Mega Power Project

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Etah Ultra Mega Power Project is a cancelled power station in Etah, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Etah Ultra Mega Power Project Etah, Uttar Pradesh, India 27.5, 78.75 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 4000 supercritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Central Electricity Authority (India) (CEA) [100.0%]


In September 2014, a team of officials from the central electricity authority (CEA) inspected a site in Etah district for an ultra mega power project in Uttar Pradesh.[1]

The CEA team gave an in-principal approval to the project in Etah, which was announced in March 2015. The project — to be implemented through the competitive bidding route and entailing an investment of approximately Rs 25,000 crore — will be developed on a built-own-and-transfer (BOT) basis. The project is planned to be ready by 2020-21.[2]

In March 2016 the India government said it planned to bid out three ultra mega power projects that year: Cheyyur in Tamil Nadu, Bedabahal in Odisha and Kakwara (Banka) in Bihar. Etah was not included.[3] A search for news reports on the Etah proposal finds no activity since mid-2015, suggesting that the project is not being pursued.

Articles and Resources


  1. "UP govt pitches Karchana for 4000 MW mega power plant," Times of India, May 16, 2015
  2. "UP’s first UMPP to come up in Etah," Financial Express, March 6, 2015
  3. "Energiser for mega power projects," Telegraph, March 1, 2016

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