Gujarat Power Project
Gujarat Power Project is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal plant of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) in Gujarat, India.
The map below shows the location of Valia village, but not the exact location of the project.
In May 2011, integrated mining/power producer NLC said it was planning to go solo with the power project, scrapping its earlier agreement with Gujarat Power Corporation. NLC and Gujarat Power Corporation signed a deal in 2006 for NLC to hold a 74 percent stake in the project and the Gujarat Power Corporation the rest. An agreement for mining 12 million tonnes of lignite per annum was also signed, and a 1,500-MW power project was proposed to be set up in two phases.
The project stalled as the Gujarat government wanted the power generated for itself, which the India central government refused - with few exceptions, any joint venture with a state-run power company requires 57 percent of the electricity generated to be supplied to the national grid.
Sponsor: Neyveli Lignite Corporation
Location: Valia village, Surat district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 21.573757, 73.168617 (approximate)
Nameplate capacity: 500 MW
Projected in service:
Estimated annual CO2: 2,956,850 tons
Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Neyveli Lignite to go alone on Gujarat power project," Sarkaritel.com, May 28, 2011.