Jawaharpur Thermal Project

From Global Energy Monitor

Jawaharpur Thermal Project is a proposed 1,320 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Uttar Pradesh, India.


The plant is proposed for Malawan in Etah tehsil. The photo below shows the location as identified in the EIA.[1]

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The company states that while it is calling for bids for a 1320MW project "it has been decided to permit the selected developer to establish an Additional Unit of 660 MW at the selected plant location. To expedite the process, the Government of Uttar Pradesh shall facilitate the Land Acquisition and Water allocation for such Additional Unit."[2]

The project was issued a Terms of Reference on March 11, 2010. Water will be used from Lower Ganga Canal.[3]

In 2012, the UP government decided to overcome any remaining obstacles in order to restart the stalled project. Reports noted that the project has coal link available from Chandipada coal block in Odisha, that 900 acres of land have been acquired, and that the project has been approved to draw 53 cusecs of water from the Lower Ganga Canal. The remaining hurdle is environmental clearance from MoEF. In order to secure early clearance, officials from the UP Power Department made a presentation before the expert advisory committee of MoEF seeking early clearance.[4]

In March 2015 it was reported that the state was still seeking a coal linkage for the project.[5] In December 2015 a new Terms of Reference was issued for the project.[6]

The project received environmental clearance on October 26, 2016. The EC stated that after the allocation of Chendipada coal block was cancelled by order of the Supreme Court, and the project received a new allocation of 5.38 million tonnes per year from the Saharpur-Jamarpani coal block in Jharkhand on August 8, 2015. This was followed by a reissured TOR on December 9, 2015 and a new public hearing on May 11, 2016.[7]

In 2017 the project began preliminary construction work. It is planned for commissioning in 2021,[8][9] later pushed to 2022-2023.[10]

Project Details

Contact details

Jawaharpur Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd.
Room No. 329, 3rd Floor,
Shakti Bhawan Extension, 14-Ashok Marg, Lucknow – 226001 Uttar
Pradesh, India
Ph: +91-522-2287867; Fax: +91-522-2288484/ 2287343;
Email: cgm2plg@yahoo.co.in

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