Guru Hargobind Lehra Mohabbat Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant (GHPT) Lehra Mohabbat is a 920-megawatt (MW) coal plant in the state of Punjab, India. The power station is operated by Punjab State Electricity Board.[1]

Location

The coal plant is located about 6 km west of Rampura.

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Background

The power station comprises 2 phases of 910 MW, and a third phase of 500 MW was proposed and later cancelled.

Phase I

  • Unit 1 - 210 MW - commissioned December 29, 1997[2]
  • Unit 2 - 210 MW - commissioned October 16, 1998[2][1]

Phase II

  • Unit 3 - 250 MW - commissioned February 5, 2008; Commercial production: October 16, 2008[3][4]
  • Unit 4 - 250 MW - Began operation: October 16, 2008; began commercial production: January 25, 2010[4]

Notes on Phase II: Commissioning of units 3 and 4 was delayed for nearly two years. Many problems were found with unit 3's new boiler and coal feeding system, and the plant was shut down three separate times before it started producing electricity commercially.[5][3]

Proposed expansion: Phase III

In 2012 the Punjab government proposed a third stage of 500 MW.[6]

As of December 2017 the project has yet to receive environmental permits, and appears to be delayed or abandoned.

Project Details for Phase III (500 MW)

Sponsor: Punjab State Power Corporation
Location: Lehra Mohabbat village, Bathinda taluk, Punjab
Coordinates: 30.26655473, 75.16609669 (exact)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 500 MW
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Guru Hargobind Plant" Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Guru Hargobind Plant" PSEB India, accessed March 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sarbjit Dhaliwal, "Delay in Commissioning of Thermal Units", Punjab State Electricity Board Engineers' Association, April 7, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant" Bureau of Energy Efficiency, accessed March 2012.
  5. Puneet Pal Singh Gill, "Unit III trips again" The Tribune, May 16, 2008.
  6. "NTPC signs PPA with PSPCL for Gidderbaha(in Punjab) thermal project," Indian Power Sector, accessed March 2012
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