Gola power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Gola power station is a 63-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Jharkhand, India.

Location

The map below shows the plant in Tonagatu village, Gola Taluk, Ramgarh district.

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Background

According to the project's 2011 environmental clearance permit, the exact location for the project in Tonagatu village has been determined, with a land requirement of 79.92 acres. Fuel for the plant will be mixture of coal, washery rejects, and dolochar in the ratio 50:20:30.[1]

The first unit began operating in May 2014.[2] Unit 2 is under construction.[3]

In 2016, the company said it was waiting for its power purchase agreement to be finalized with the government to build unit 2.[4]

As of November 2020, there have been no developments on unit 2, and plans appear cancelled.

Financing for Unit 1

In August 2011, a financing agreement for unit 1 was closed. Several commercial banks agreement to provide RS 274.49 crore in loans, while Inland Power agreed to provide RS 92.04 crore in equity.[5]

Opposition

Two killed

In August 2016, two persons were killed and several others injured in a police firing. The shooting followed a police confrontation with a crowd of about 3,000-4,000 plant protesters, who were demanding compensation and jobs for the land acquired by Inland Power for the coal plant.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Inland Power
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Tonagatu village, Gola taluk, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand
  • Coordinates: 23.483620, 85.657485 (exact)
  • Status: Unit 1: Operating; Unit 2: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 63 MW
    • Unit 2: 63 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: May 2014 (Unit 1)
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: domestic washery rejects
  • Source of financing: Unit 1: US$37,375,427 in debt from several commercial banks; US$12,532,641 in equity from Inland Power[5]
  • Permits: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 20, 2011

Articles and resources

References

  1. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 20, 2011.
  2. "About Us," Inland Power website, accessed August 2014
  3. Ritwik Mukherjee, "Inland plans to become Rs 5,000 cr group by 2025," My Digital fc, Dec 10 2015
  4. Chowdhury, Manob (2016-09-01). "As two die in protest against Jharkhand power plant, villagers claim police used excessive force". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Petition for approval of Capital cost, True-up of 2014-15, APR of 2015-16 & MYT 2016-17 onwards" (PDF). Inland Power. 2016.
  6. "2 KILLED IN POLICE FIRING ON LAND PROTESTERS," The Pioneer, 30 August 2016

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