Karchana Ultra Mega Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

Karchana Ultra Mega Power Project is a proposed 4,000-megawatt (MW) ultra mega power project in Uttar Pradesh, India.


The map below shows Karchana tehsil, the approximate location for the proposed plant.

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In May 2015 it was reported that the Uttar Pradesh government had sent a proposal to the Union power ministry to set up a 4000 MW ultra-mega thermal power plant (UMTPP) in Karchana, as the previously proposed Karchana Thermal Power Project had stalled. A final decision will be taken after the Centre examines the site and makes necessary coal allocation.[1]

In March 2016 the India government said it planned to bid out three ultra mega power projects that year: Cheyyur in Tamil Nadu, Bedabahal in Odisha and Kakwara (Banka) in Bihar. Karchana was not included.[2]

With no further developments, the project appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Location: Karchana tehsil, Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh
  • Coordinates: 25.28, 81.93 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 4,000 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
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