Sakhigopal Ultra Mega Power Project

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Sakhigopal Ultra Mega Power Project is a cancelled power station in Odisha, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Sakhigopal Ultra Mega Power Project Odisha, India 19.958191, 85.826363 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 4000 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Sakhigopal Integrated Power Co Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Bankhui coal block


Source of financing:


In April 2012, The Economic Times reported that a site had been identified for the project, which is one of three Ultra Mega Power Projects planned for the state.[1][2][3]

In July 2014 it was reported that the Odisha government had identified land for the proposed power station at Bijoypatna in Chandbali tehsil of Bhadrak district, with coal supplied by Bankhui coal block. The Odisha government said it was seeking the coal ministry's approval for the block, after which the project would be put up for bidding.[4]

In July 2015 the Union power ministry said it would soon invite fresh bids for the Sundargarh Ultra Mega Power Project in Odisha, and that proposals for UMPPs at Bijoypatana in Bhadrak district and Narla in Kalahandi district (Ghogarpalli Ultra Mega Power Project) had been shelved.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Govt finalises site for second UMPP in Orissa," The Economic Times, April 10, 2012
  2. Subhash Narayan "UMPPs using local coal may have to buy domestic equipment" The Financial Express, March 24, 2012.
  3. Jyoti Mukul "Bid rules to go back to drawing board" Business Standard, December 14, 2011.
  4. "Odisha to up power generation capacity, may get new UMPPs," Financial Express, July 24, 2014
  5. "Rebidding for Bhedabahal UMPP by September," Business Standrad, July 22, 2015

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