Pirpainti power station (Essar)

From Global Energy Monitor

Pirpainti power station (Essar) is a proposed 1,800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station proposed by Essar Energy to be built at Pirpainti, Bihar, India.


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The Bihar State Electricity Board notes on its website that the project was approved by the State Investment Promotion Board of Bihar in September 2008 but that "progress has not been reported by the firm".[1]

Essar Energy does not list the project on their website as one of those under construction.[2] Nor does its 2010 annual report list the project as one which is under development.[3] The project appears to have been abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: Essar Energy
Location: Pirpainti village, Bhagalpur district, Bihar
Coordinates: 25.3236523, 87.4281878 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1800 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Resources and articles

Related GEM.wiki articles


  1. Bihar State Electricity Board, "New Projects", Bihar State Electricity Board website, undated, accessed February 2012.
  2. Essar Energy, "Power", Essar Energy website, accessed February 2012.
  3. Essar Energy, "2010 Annual Report", Essar Energy, April 2011, page 13.
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