Paguthan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Paguthan power station is a 655-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Gujarat, India.

A 2,000 MW coal-fired power station has been proposed at the location.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Paguthan village.

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Background on gas plant

Paguthan Combined Cycle Power Plant is located in Bharuch district, Gujarat. The gas plant is owned by CLP India Private Limited, a subsidiary of China Light & Power (CLP Group).[1] The plant was originally owned by Gujarat Paguthan Energy Corporation, which was acquired by CLP India in 2002.[2]

The gas has an installed capacity of 655 MW. All units became operational in 1998. It comprises the following units:[3]

  • Three units of gas turbine, each of 138 MW capacity.
  • One unit of steam turbine of 241 MW capacity.

Proposed coal plant

In January 2015 CLP Group said it planned to add about 2000 MW of coal-based power generation capacity to its existing gas-based plant, which was nearing the end of its power purchase agreement. The estimated cost is US$2 billion. It would be fueled by imported coal.[4]

The company applied for a terms of reference (ToR) for the 2,000 MW plant in June 2015.[5] ToR was granted on Feb 17, 2016.[6]

As of June 2020 the project has not received environmental clearance, and plans appear cancelled.

Project Details of coal plant

  • Sponsor: CLP India
  • Parent company: CLP Group
  • Location: Pathugan village, Bharuch district, Gujarat
  • Coordinates: 21.78, 72.979 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 2,000 MW
  • Type: Supercritical or ultra-supercritical[5]
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Feb 2016

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