Meherpur power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Meherpur power station is a 1200 megawatt coal-fired power station which has been proposed to be built at Meherpur in Pirpainti Block, Bhagalpur, Bihar.


The map below shows the location of Pirpainti, Bhagalpur but not the exact location of the project.

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The power station has been proposed by Usha Martin, an Indian headquartered wire rope manufacturing company.[1]

The company received approval for the project from the State Investment Promotion Board in August 2009. The Bihar State Electricity Board reported that the company stated it would require 6.5 million tonnes a year of coal for the project which was the equivalent of a "captive coal block with reserves of 350-400 MT." BSEB also noted that the company had been granted the right to obtain 5300 cubic metres of water an hour from the Ganga River. However, BSEB also noted that progress on the project "has not been reported by the firm".[2]

As of 2014 the project has not received environmental clearance, and may have been cancelled.

Project Details

Sponsor: Usha Martin
Location: Meherpur village, Bhagalpur district, Bihar
Coordinates: 25.323652, 87.428188 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1200 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 7,096,441 tons[3]
Source of financing:

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  1. Usha Martin, "About Us: Profile", Usha Martin weabite, accessed February 20121.
  2. Bihar State Electricity Board, "New Projects", Bihar State Electricity Board website, undated, accessed February 2012.
  3. For estimation method, see Estimating carbon dioxide emissions for proposed coal plants in India
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