Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project is a 2,520 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Dongalia village, south of Purni.

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Background

The project is sponsored by M.P. Power Generating Company, which is also known as Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Co.

Stage I is a 1,200 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station. The first 600MW generating unit was commissioned in February 2014 and "is being operated as per availability of required quantity of coal."[1] The second 600 MW unit was commissioned in October 2014.[2]

Stage II of the project is the addition of another two 660MW units. According to a February 2014 status report, an application was submitted to the India Ministry of Environment & Forests for Stage II Environmental Clearance "on the basis of a comprehensive EIA study carried out earlier for both stages based on allocation of Gondbahera-Ujjaini coal block."[3]

The state PM laid the foundation stone for stage II in March 2015.[4] Boiler erection began in June 2015.[5]

Stage II is planned for operation in 2018.[6] Unit 3 was synchronized in May 2018,[7] and commissioned on August 14, 2018.[8]

Unit 4 was commissioned in February 2019.[9][10]

Financing

Stage I (units 1 and 2) received a loan of US$732,779,121 from the Power Finance Corporation.[11]

Stage II (units 3 and 4) received a loan of US$439,960,204 from the Power Finance Corporation and received US$176,418,342 in equity from the Madhya Pradesh State Government.[12]

Project Details

Sponsor: M.P. Power Generating Company
Location: Dongalia village (south of Purni), Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates:22.0991399, 76.5317273 (exact)[13]
Status: Operating
Capacity: 2,520 MW (Units 1&2: 600 MW, Units 3&4: 660 MW)
Type: Subcritical (Units 1-2), Supercritical (Units 3-4)
Start year:

  • Units 1&2: 2014
  • Unit 3: 2018
  • Unit 4: 2019

Coal Type:
Coal Source: "GoI has allocated Gondbahera-Ujjaini coal block having 532 MT reserve to MPPGCL in their meeting on 07.06.13"[3]
Source of financing: Stage I: US$732,779,121 in debt from the Power Finance Corporation[11] Stage II: US$439,960,204 in debt from the Power Finance Corporation and US$176,418,342 in equity from the Madhya Pradesh State Government[12]

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. M.P. Power Generating Company, "Brief Status", M.P. Power Generating Company website, September 30, 2014.
  2. "BHEL commissions second unit of Shree Singaji thermal power plant in MP," India Infoline News Service, October 17, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 M.P. Power Generating Company, "2x660 MW Shri Singaji TPP (Stage-II), Near Village Dongalia, Distt. Khandwa M.P", M.P. Power Generating Company website, October 31, 2011, updated Feb 28, 2014
  4. "PM’s remarks on the occasion of dedication to the nation of Stage 1 of Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant at Khandwa," March 5, 2015
  5. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, August 2018
  6. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  7. "L&T-Sargent & Lundy engineered 2x660 MW Shree Singaji," Sargent & Lundy, May 19, 2018
  8. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, October 2018
  9. "Executive Summary of the power sector," India CEA, March 2019
  10. "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, March 2019
  11. 11.0 11.1 May 26, TNN / Updated:; 2012; Ist, 05:45. "Ministry of Environment and Forests clearance for Shree Singaji power project | Bhopal News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-10-27.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Reporter, B. S. (2011-01-05). "Singaji thermal power project to enter second phase". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  13. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named wikimap

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