Khargone power station

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Khargone power station is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant about 105 km from Indore and about 30 km from Sanawad town. The nearest Railway Station is Sanawad on Indore.[1]

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Background

In April 2010, India's Economic Times reported that NTPC said it would carry out projects of over 7,500 MW capacity in Madhya Pradesh in the next five to six years, including construction of three coal-based power projects in the districts of Bamitha, Gadarwara, and Khargaone. Of the projects, NTPC Chairman and Managing Director R S Sharma said "studies are on and the detailed project report and feasibility report would be complete in next six months, and within one year we can start working on these projects."[2]

In June 2014 NTPC invited bids for construction of the 1,320-MW Khargone thermal project, estimated to cost Rs 7,000 crore.[3]

The terms of reference was extended in July 2014.[4]

Environmental clearance for the 1320 MW power station was granted on 31 March, 2015.[5] The condition was that coal transportation should be by rail, the sulphur and ash content of coal shall not exceed 0.5 per cent and 43 per cent, respectively, and that satellite imagery shall be submitted annually to monitor alterations of the area. In April 2015 infrastructure firm Larsen & Toubro was chosen by NTPC to set up the power project.[6]

In April 2015, it was reported that Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a Rs 5580-crore turnkey contract from NTPC Limited for design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the project under ultra-supercritical parameters, a first for India. It is anticipated that manufacturing will take place at Hazira in Gujarat, through joint venture companies with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.[7]

Construction began in 2016, with commissioning planned for 2019.[8]

Unit 1 was commissioned in September 2019.[9] Unit 2 began commercial operation in April 2020.[10]

Project Details

Sponsor: NTPC
Location: Selda village, Barwah taluk, Khargone district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22.0651687, 75.8519429 (exact)
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity: 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Type: Ultra-supercritical
Start year: 2019 (Unit 1), 2020 (Unit 2)
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Pakri Barwadih, Jharkhand
Source of financing: NTPC was reported to be financing the project through a combination of external commercial borrowings and its own resources [11]
Permits and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Dec 9, 2010; Terms of reference extension, India MoEF, July 25, 2014; Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Mar 31, 2015

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Pre-Feasibility Report For Khargone STPP : Stage-I (2X660 MW) : District- Khargone, Madhya Pradesh" (PDF). Environmentclearance.nic.in. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  2. "NTPC to commission over 7,500 MW projects in MP," Economic Times, Apr 28, 2010.
  3. "NTPC invites bids for 1,320-MW Khargone project in MP," Press Trust of India, June 8, 2014.
  4. Terms of reference extension, India MoEF, July 25, 2014
  5. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Mar 31, 2015
  6. "NTPC's Madhya Pradesh power plant gets green backing from panel," The Economic Times, May 10, 2015
  7. "L&T bags NTPC's Rs 5580-cr order for ultra-supercritical power plant," Business Standard, April 2, 2015
  8. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2017
  9. India Installed Capacity, India MoEF, September 2019
  10. "NTPC commissions unit-2 of Khargone Super Thermal Power Station". Business Standard. April 3, 2020. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  11. "NTPC's Madhya Pradesh power plant gets green backing from panel," May 11, 2015, The Economic Times

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