Etah Ultra Mega Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

Etah Ultra Mega Power Project is a proposed 4,000-megawatt (MW) ultra mega power project in Uttar Pradesh, India.


The map below shows Etah district, the approximate location for the proposed plant.

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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.

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Location: Etah district, Uttar Pradesh
  • Coordinates: 27.5, 78.75 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 4,000 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2020-2021
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  • Source of financing:
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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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