Sapos power station (BEC Power)

From Global Energy Monitor

Sapos power station (BEC Power) is a proposed 500 or 600 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chhattisgarh, India.


The map below shows the village of Sapos, the location where the plant would be built according to its environmental report.[1]

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On its website Facor Power states that it is "developing a 600MW supercritical coal based thermal IPP in the state of Chhattisgarh. The Project is developed by the SPV BEC Power Pvt. Ltd. BEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the FACOR Group and holds a portion of the land and certain approvals and applications required for the development of the Chhattisgarh Project."[2]

An Executive Summary for the project states that the proposed location is at Sapos Village, Dabhra Tehsil, Janjgir-Champa District in Chhattisgarh.[1]

BEC Power has proposed to establish a 500 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Sapos Village, Dabhra Tehsil, Janjgir-Champa District, Chhattisgarh. The company proposes that the plant comprise two 250MW units.[3]

In a summary of its Environmental Impact Assessment BEC Power states that the project would require 2.96 million tonnes of coal a year for the 500MW plant. The company stated in late 2010 that it was seeking a coal linkage from the Ministry of Coal for allocation from either South Eastern Coalfields Limited's mine in the Korba area or Mahanadi Coalfields Limited mines in Raigarh and the Ib-Valley.[3]

Since there has been no apparent progress in developing the project since 2010, it appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: BEC Power
Parent: Facor Power
Location: Sapos village, Dabhra tehsil, Janjgir-Champa district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 21.7575, 83.150417 (exact)[1]
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 500 MW[3] or 600 MW[4]
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: BEC Power, Executive Summary of Environmental Impact Assessment, October 2010

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 BEC Power, "Executive Summary of Environmental Impact Assessment of Environmental Impact Assessment", October 2010.
  2. Facor Power, "Expansion Plans", Facor Group website, accessed November 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 BEC Power, "Executive Summary of Environmental Impact Assessment",October 2010.
  4. Facor Power, "Expansion Plans", Facor Group website, accessed August 2014.

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