MP Adani power station

From Global Energy Monitor

MP Adani power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Madhya Pradesh, India.


The location of the proposed power station is unknown. The map below shows the location of the Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India (North of Nagpur) but not the exact location of the project.

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In September 2019, Adani applied for an "extension of validity" of the Pench Thermal Power Project Environmental Clearance. The Environmental Clearance was for establishing a 2x660 MW Imported Coal based Power Plant and was accorded to M/s Adani Pench Power Ltd. in October 2012. It was valid for seven years, or until October 2019. The Expert Appraisal Committee granted the extension for EC for three years subject to company name change and other conditions.[1]

In March 2020, the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission invited bids for setting up a 1,320 MW coal-based power plant in Madhya Pradesh. The plant comes with a promised domestic coal linkage. The bid was won by Adani Group on May 26, 2020. A power supply agreement dated in March 2020 was executed between MP Power Management Company Limited and Adani's Pench Thermal Energy Limited. The location for the plant is not mentioned,[2] although the Financial Express reported the location will be Pench.[3]

When Adani Pench Power previously tried to set up the 1,320MW Pench Thermal Power Project in the Dhanora and Chausara villages of MP, the plant faced significant public opposition that prohibited its construction. Adani Watch expressed concern that Adani's 2020 bid for a 1,320MW coal plant was merely a revival of the controversial Pench project.[4]

Project Details

Sponsor: Adani Pench Power
Parent: Adani Group
Location: location TBD in Madhya Pradesh (21.69, 79.24 - approximate)
Status: Permitted
Capacity: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications:

Articles and resources


  1. "Minutes of the 33rd Meeting of the Re-Constituted Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Thermal Power Projects Held on 25th September, 2019," India MoEF, September 2019
  2. "MPERC Order in Petition No. 28 of 2020," Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, accessed July 2, 2020
  3. "New PPA after 5 years: Madhya Pradesh approves pact with Adani Power". The Financial Express. 2020-05-30. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  4. "Adani revives controversial coal power project in central India where protesters were bashed in 2015". Adani Watch. 2020-08-10. Retrieved 2020-11-20.

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