Singur power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Singur power station is a proposed 1,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in West Bengal, India.


The map below shows Singur village, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

In November 2009 it was reported that he West Bengal government was considering setting up a thermal power plant on the land in Singur that in 2007 was leased to Tata Motors Ltd for a small car project. The power plant would be built by West Bengal Power Development Corp. Ltd (WBPDCL), and would likely consist of two units generating 800MW each.[1]

Only a few weeks later it was reported that Bharat Heavy Electricals said it was unable to put up the proposed power project at Tata Motors' abandoned Singur site, in a written communication to WBPDCL, saying the land was too small, the nearest source of water was at least 18-20 km away, and coal transportation would be a problem.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: West Bengal Power Development Corp
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Singur village, Hooghly district, West Bengal
  • Coordinates: 22.81, 88.23 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 800 MW
    • Unit 2: 800 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
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  • Source of financing:
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