Khamhar power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Khamhar power station is a proposed 1440-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chhattisgarh.


The undated satellite photo below shows the village of Khambar, Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh state, India as the location where the plant will be built. Area is identified in the Environmental Impact Assessment for the project.[1]

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The project has been proposed by AES Chhattisgarh Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of AES, the US headquartered power utility. The company is proposing to build the power station in Chhattisgarh, India. A 2007 news report stated that the project was "expected to be commissioned by 2011-12."[2] However, a November 2011 AES profile on its current and projected generation assets does not mention the project, and it appears to have been abandoned.[3]

Coal supply

In a 2008 document on the project AES Chhattisgarh Energy stated that it had been "allotted Sayang coal block Mand Raigarh coalfield in the state of Chhattisgarh for captive mining of coal by Ministry of Coal, Government of India. The identified coal block is within a distance of 20 km from the proposed project site."[1]

Project Details

Sponsor: AES Chhattisgarh Energy
Location: Khamhar village, Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 21.92771, 83.339957[1](exact)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1440MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Sayang coal block, Mand Raigarh coalfield
Estimated annual CO2: 8,515,729 tons
Source of financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 AES Chhattisgarh Energy, "Executive Summary of Environmental Impact Assessment Study Report for Proposed 2 x 660MW Integrated Thermal Power Project, District Raigarh, Chhattisgarh Energy", March 2008
  2. "Power Trading Corp to buy 800MW from AES India unit", Reuters, July 9, 2007.
  3. AES, "AES Fact Sheet", AES website, November 2011, page 4.