Hiranmaye Haldia power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Hiranmaye Haldia power station is a 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in West Bengal, India.

An additional 150 MW unit is on hold.

Location

The satellite photo shows the project in Haldia, Purba Medinipur district.

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Background

In 2010 India Power Corporation (now Hiranmaye Energy) received Environmental Clearance (EC) for a 3 x 135 MW coal plant.[1] In June 2015, the company received EC for a 3 x 150 MW coal plant.[2]

The units are under construction and planned for operation in 2016-2017,[3] later pushed to 2017-2018.[4][5]

According to the August 2017 Broad Status Report by the India Central Electricity Authority, Unit 1 was commissioned on June 7, 2017.[6] Unit 2 was commissioned on December 31, 2017.[7]

According to the March 2019 Broad Status Report, construction work on Unit 3 is on hold.[8]

Financing for Units 1-3

Hiranmaye Energy reportedly closed a financing agreement for the plant. The Power Finance Corporation and Rural Electrification Corporation agreed to provide RS 3500 crores in loans.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Hiranmaye Energy Limited (formerly India Power Corporation)
  • Location: Haldia, Purba Medinipur district, Burdwan, West Bengal
  • Coordinates:22.076989,88.0984126 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-2: Operating; Unit 3: Shelved
  • Capacity: 450 MW (Units 1-3: 150 MW)
  • Type:
  • Start year: 2017 (Units 1-2)
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Units 1-3: US$476,808,797 in debt from Power Finance Corporation and Rural Electrification Corporation[9]
  • Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, April 12, 2010; Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, June 23, 2015

Resources and articles

References

  1. Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, April 12, 2010
  2. Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, June 23, 2015
  3. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  4. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, October 2016
  5. "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, March 2017
  6. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, August 2017
  7. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, December 2017
  8. Broad Status of Thermal Power Plants, India Central Electricity Authority, March 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Home". Hiranmaye Energy. Retrieved October 16, 2020.

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