Haldia Energy power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Haldia Energy power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in West Bengal, India.


The power station is at Baneswar Chak near Jhikurkhali village.[1]

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The power station is proposed by Haldia Energy, a subsidiary of CESC. In April 2010, there was a report that the project was delayed due to difficulties acquiring a key parcel of land. In July, company officials told the press that the problems had been resolved.[2]

According to a compliance report for the period April 2011 - September 2011, the project had achieved financial closure as well as coal linkage from MCL.[3]

In July 2011, CESC Vice Chairman Sanjiv Goenka said that the project would enter construction in September 2011 and would be commissioned by the end of 2013-14.[4]

In February 2014, the company said the power station would be commissioned by December 2014.[5]

The two units were commissioned in January and February 2015, respectively.[6]

Financing for Units 1 and 2

In August 2011, Haldia Energy closed a financing agreement for the plant. Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation agreed to provide US$115,747,755 in equity to the project. ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, and Punjab National Bank agreed to provide US$348,611,404 in loans.[7]

Phase II

In 2010, the company said it plans to eventually add a second phase of 1400 MW, bringing the total size of the plant to 2,000 MW. However, as of August 2014, this project appears to have been abandoned since there is no mention of such a plan on the company's website or on the CESC annual report.[2][8]

However, in August 2017, the company applied for a new 350 MW supercritical unit to be built at the power station. A terms of reference has yet to be granted.[9]

As of January 2020, there have been no further developments, and the project appears to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: Haldia Energy, a subsidiary of CESC[10]
Location: Baneshwar village, Haldia district, West Bengal
Coordinates: 22.060459, 88.109748 (exact)
Status: Phase I: Operating; Phase II: Shelved
Capacity: Phase I: 600 MW (Units 1-2: 300 MW); Phase II: 350 MW
Type: Subcritical (Phase I), Supercritical (Phase II)
In service: Phase I: 2015
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing: Units 1 and 2: US$115,747,755 in equity from Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation; US$348,611,404 in debt from ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, and Punjab National Bank[7]
Permits and applications: Phase I: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, October 1, 2008

Resources and articles


  1. "BTG Area-HTPP-2X300MW-HALDIA ENERGY LIMITED," Wikimapia, accessed December 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Land ready for CESC's Haldia power project," BS Reporter, July 5, 2010
  3. Status of Compliance Report for the period of April 2011 - September 2011, Annexure-II, accessed February 2012
  4. Ritwik Mukherjee, "CESC's Haldia thermal power project to be completed by 2013-14," Financial Chronicle, July 29, 2011
  5. "Haldia power plant to be commissioned by this December," Hindustan Times (Kolkata), Feb 9, 2014.
  6. Broad Status Report, India Central Electrical Authority, February 2015
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Haldia Energy raises coal-fired plant loan | News | IJGlobal". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  8. CESC Limited Annual Report 2013-2014
  9. "Form 1," India MoEF, Aug 10, 2017
  10. Ritwik Mukherjee, "CESC acquires Dhariwal Infrastructure to set up Chandrapur project", Financial Chronicle, August 28 2009.

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