Pegadapalli (Jaipur Mandal) power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Pegadapalli (Jaipur Mandal) power station (also known as the Adilabad power station or the Jaipur power station) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Telangana, India.

An additional unit of 800 MW has been proposed.

Project Location

The map below shows the plant near the city of Ramagundam.[1] The location is about 30 km north of the location described in the 2009 Environmental Clearance.[2]

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The project is that is proposed by Singareni Collieries, India's second largest coal mining company. It was originally permitted as a 600 MW (2 x 300 MW) power station, according to the first Environmental Clearance issued October 28, 2009.[2]

In December 2010 a new Environmental Clearance was issued for a 1200 MW (2 x 600 MW) project.[3] Construction began in 2013.[4]

In April 2011, it was reported that Singareni Collieries had achieved financial closure for the $1.4-billion station, expected to be operational in April 2014. Of the 1200 MW, 150 MW would be earmarked for SCCL's use and the remaining 1050 MW would be sold to AP Transco.[5]

In March 2014 Singareni Collieries Company invited bids for construction of the 1200 MW power station.[6] Unit 1 is planned for commercial operation in March 2016 and unit 2 in June 2016.[7]

Unit 1 was synchronized in March 2016,[8] and began commercial operation in June 2016. Unit 2 was synchronized in June 2016,[9] and commissioned on November 25, 2016.[4]

Phase II expansion

In March 2015 Singareni Collieries submitted an application to add an additional unit 3 of 600 MW.[10] The project was granted a terms of reference on May 27, 2015.[11]

According to Singareni Collieries, the Telangana government directed the company to set up the additional unit to address energy shortages in the state.[12]

In April 2017 it was reported the unit would be 800 MW.[13] The terms of reference for the revised size was approved on May 14, 2018.[14] The EIA is for supercritical technology. Coal is planned to come from the proposed Naini coal mine in Odisha, with expected production in 2020-21.[15] Environmental clearance for the new 800 MW unit was granted on December 18, 2019.[16]


In March 2018, villagers that would be displaced from the Pegapally plant staged a rasta roko on the National Highway-63 in India, causing traffic to come to standstill for over 30 minutes. They demanded jobs were given to the displaced villagers. 31 villagers spoke at the public hearing held by the Telangana Pollution Control Board in order to express their concerns too.[17]

The Ministry of Environment and Forests planned to visit the site of the Pegapally plant after a decision made on November 30, 2018. This decision came out of concerns around the pollution and ash from the power plant. The company in charge of the power plant, Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) allegedly did not provide promised employments for displaced villagers and the people of Pegadapally, Jaipur, Elakanti, and Gangipally villages faced pollution.[18]

Project Details

Sponsor: Singareni Collieries
Location: Pegadapalli village, Jaipur Mandal, Adilabad district, Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18.8270561, 79.5702839 (exact)[1]

  • Units 1-2: Operating
  • Unit 3: Permitted

Nameplate capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1-2: 600 MW; Unit 3: 800 MW)
Type: Subcritical (Units 1-2), Supercritical (Unit 3)
Projected in service: 2016 (Units 1-2)
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Srirampur Coalfields of SCCL[19]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing: Power Finance Corporation
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance for two 300 MW units India MoEF, October 28, 2009; Environmental Clearance for two 600 MW units India MoEF, December 27, 2010; Terms of Reference for unit 3 (600 MW), India MoEF, May 27, 2015; Terms of Reference for unit 3 (800 MW), India MoEF, May 14, 2018; Environmental clearance, India MoEF, December 18, 2019

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 SINGARENI THERMAL POWER PLANT, Wikimapia, accessed February 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 "J -13012/88/2008 -IA.II(T)," Environmental Clearance, Ministry of Environment and Forests, October 28, 2009
  3. "J-13012/88/2008-IA.II (T)," Environmental Clearance, Ministry of Environment and Forests, December 27, 2010
  4. 4.0 4.1 Monthly Broad Status Report, India Ministry of Power, November 2016
  5. "SSCL achieves financial closure for Adilabad power plant" IBN Live, April 1, 2011.
  6. "Bids invited for Singareni power project," Projects Today, March 12, 2014.
  7. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," India CEA, November 2015
  8. "Singareni thermal power plant synchronised," Hans India, Mar 14, 2016
  9. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, July 2016
  10. Form 1, India MoEF, Mar 12, 2015
  11. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, May 27, 2015
  12. "Application for Form 1," Singareni Collieries, March 10, 2015
  13. "SCCL power plant to get new arm," Telangana Today, Apr 2, 2017
  14. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, May 14, 2018
  15. EIA, Singareni Collieries, March 2018
  16. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, December 18, 2019
  17. “Singareni power project oustees seek jobs”, Telangana Today, March 7, 2018.
  18. “Panel to visit Singareni power project site to assess environmental provision”, The Hindu News, December 23, 2018.
  19. "Singareni Collieries Co to set up 600 MW thermal power plant at Jaipur Village," Thermal Power, accessed January 2012

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