JSW Vijayanagar Toranagallu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

JSW Vijayanagar power station is an 860 megawatt (MW) coal and gas-fired power station in Karnataka, India. It provides power for the JSW Steel Vijayanagar steel plant.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Torangallu village, Sandur district, Karnataka, India.

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The station provides power for the JSW Steel Vijayanagar steel plant. Gas is sourced from the adjoining JSW Steel mill and the power used to operate the steel mill.[1]

The configuration of the existing 860 MW power plant is as follows:[2][3][4]

  • Unit 1 - 130 MW - 2000
  • Unit 2 - 130 MW - 2000
  • Unit 3 - 300 MW - 2009
  • Unit 4 - 300 MW - 2009

Expansion plans

In a January 2012 presentation to investors, JSW Energy stated the land for a 660 MW expansion project had been identified, the terms of reference approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.[5]

The company states that coal for the expansion would be "imported coal/domestic linkage coal" and that water for the project would be sourced from the Almatti Dam. The company proposes that power from the plant would be sold as a combination of merchant power and a long term power purchase agreement.[5]

In its 2011 annual report the company stated the proposed expansion be financed on the basis of a debt equity ratio of 75:25.[6]

Environmental clearance was received in 2014.[7] The company requested modifications to the environmental clearance in October 2015, including removing the requirement to spend 5% of project costs on corporate social responsibility.[8]

According to the India Ministry of Power in March 2016, the timeline for the expansion has "slipped," with no estimated date given for completion.[9]

As of June 2020 there is no further news of the unit, and it appears to be abandoned.

Proposal for plant to be captive

In July 2018 it was reported that JSW Energy may convert its 860-MW Vijayanagar power plant into a group captive unit over the next three years, as the plant has for several months lacked assured buyers and remained heavily underutilized.[10]

Project Details for expansion

Sponsor: JSW Energy
Location: Toranagallu village, Sandur taluk, Bellary district, Karnataka
Coordinates: 15.1839, 76.6622[2](exact)
Status: Cancelled
Capacity: 660 MW
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Imported
Estimated annual CO2: 3,903,043 tons
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Terms of reference, India MoEF, May 13, 2011; Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Sep 18, 2014

Resources and articles


  1. JSW Energy, "Current Projects", JSW Energy website, accessed January 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Torangallu (Jindal Steel) Works Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012
  3. Top-notch Efficiency from Down South, JSW Steel, Retrieved on: May 7, 2020
  4. About JSW Projects Limited, JSW Steel, Retrieved on: May 7, 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 JSW Energy, "Energising India", Investor presentation, January 2012, page 23. (Pdf)
  6. JSW Energy, "Annual Report 2011", JSW Energy, June 2011, page 14.
  7. Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Sep 18, 2014
  8. "Re: Environmental Clearance, JSW, Oct 22, 2015
  9. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  10. "JSW may convert Vijayanagar plant into a captive one," Financial Express, July 31, 2018

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