Sagardighi Thermal Power Station
Sagardighi Super Thermal Power Station is a 1,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in West Bengal, India.
A 660 MW expansion is under construction.
The plant is located at Manigram Village, 13 kilometres north of Sagardighi town in Murshidabad District.
The power station began as two units of 300 MW each, commissioned in 2007 and 2008.
- Go ahead clearance received from Govt. of West Bengal for implementation of 2x500 MW Thermal Power Unit at Sagardighi.
- Chimney Clearance has already been received from Ministry of Civil and Aviation.
- Water Clearance has been received from Port Trust. But clearance from Irrigation & Water Department is still pending.
- Railway Transportation Clearance has already been received.
- Financial Tie up has already been made with PFC for funding up to 70% of the Project Cost.
- Coal Linkage is made with Captive Coal Mines Pachawar North and East of Damagaria Coal Mines.
- In principle clearance from the Hon’ble State Electricity Regulatory Commission is still pending as well as Environmental Clearance is also pending.
In 2012, Units 3 and 4 had a planned commissioning date of 2014.
As of February 2015, units 3 and 4 are planned for completion by FY2017.
The company is also planning a unit 5 and 6 of 500 MW each.
Unit 5 received a terms of reference in January 2015.
In April 2016, the company applied for unit 5 to be 660 MW, to meet the Ministry of Power requirement that the 13th Plan Capacity Additions only be through supercritical units.
Construction on unit 5 began in 2021. Commissioning is planned for 2024.
Unit 6 has received no permits and appears to be abandoned.
Financing for Unit 5
In March 2017, a financing agreement for Unit 5 was closed. The Power Finance Corporation agreed to provide a US$405 million loan. West Bengal Power Development Corporation is expected to provide US$179.57 million in equity. 
- Phase I, units 1-2: Operating
- Phase II, units 3-4: Operating
- Phase III, unit 5: Construction
- Phase III, unit 6: Cancelled
- Phase I, units 1 & 2: 600 MW (2 x 300 MW)
- Phase II, units 3 & 4: 1,000 MW (2 x 500 MW)
- Phase II, units 5 & 6: 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Start year: 2007 (Unit 1), 2008 (Unit 2), 2015 (Unit 3), 2016 (Unit 4)
Coal Source: Pachawar North and East of Damagaria Coal Mines
Source of financing: Unit 5: US$405 million in debt from the Power Finance Corporation; US$179.57 million in equity from the West Bengal Power Development Corporation 
Permits and applications:
- Phase II, units 3 & 4: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, May 18, 2011
- Phase III, unit 5: Terms of reference for 500 MW unit, India MoEF, Jan 15, 2015 ; Terms of reference for 660 MW unit, India MoEF, March 26, 2019
Resources and articles
- Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, May 18, 2011.
- "Ongoing Projects: Sagardighi Thermal Power Project Extension," West Bengal Power Development Corp, accessed March 2012
- Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012
- Broad Status Report, India Central Electrical Authority, February 2015
- "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, July 2016
- "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, November 2016
- "Future Projects," West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited website, accessed August 2014
- Terms of reference, India MoEF, Jan 15, 2015
- "Proposed 1 X500 MW Coal based Sagardighi Phase-Ill Extension," West Bengal Power Development Corporation, April 6, 2016
- Terms of reference, India MoEF, March 26, 2019
- Form 2, India MoEF, accessed July 2, 2020
- "Broad Status of Thermal Power Plants," India Central Electricity Authority, April 2021
- "Power Finance Corp provides loan to West Bengal coal-fired | News | IJGlobal". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
- "Preview of Murshidabad Coal-Fired Power Plant (660MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
- West Bengal Power Development Corporation, "About Us: Plant", West Bengal Power Development Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
- "Sagardighi Super Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012