Bhapur power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Bhapur power station was a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Odisha, India.


The map below shows Nayagarh district, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

In January 2011 it was reported that BGR Energy Systems Limited will be setting up a 1320 MW coal plant in the Bhapur block, with plans for it to go into commercial production by 2015. The plant will sit on 928.25 acres of land in Chakradhara Prasad and Golapokhari panchayats, with an investment of 6,300 crore. It will draw water from the Mahanadi river and coal from Talcher by rail.[1]

As of August 2015 the project has yet to receive environmental permits, and was likely abandoned.

In May 2017 Business Standard reported that BGR Energy had written to the state government with an intent to shelve the project. According to a state official: "Without coal blocks or firm linkages, thermal power producers are finding it tough to commission their projects. Also, the scenario is shifting in favour of renewable power with tariffs getting more competitive."[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: BGR Energy Systems
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Bhapur, Nayagarh district, Odisha
  • Coordinates: 20.285546, 85.2947617 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 1,320 MW (Unit 1: 660 MW; Unit 2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
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  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications:

Resources and articles


  1. "Thermal power plant at Bhapur soon," The New Indian Express, Jan 18, 2011.
  2. Jayajit Dash, "BGR, Kalinga Energy follow Tata Power, shelves thermal projects in Odisha," Business Standard, May 10, 2017

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