VBC Ferro Alloys Bodepalli plant

From Global Energy Monitor

VBF Ferro Alloys Bodepalli plant is a proposed 120-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Telangana, India.


The map below shows the village of Bodepalli, Armoor taluk, Nizamabad village, the approximate location where the plant will be built.

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VBC Ferro Alloys have proposed to build a 120 megawatt coal-fired power station. On its website the company states that "to overcome the difficulties in obtaining power, the Company is going to set up 120MW (2X60MW) coal based captive power plant at Bodepalli Village, Kagaznagar Mandal, Adilabad District, Telangana. The necessary coal linkage has been obtained, required land is in place and other steps such as Pollution Control Permission, water and other facilities are on the anvil."[1][2]

According to a November 2013 report, VBC Ferro Alloys decided to speed up the 2x60 MW captive plant in order to facilitate its speedy implementation. The company wrote, "Keeping in view the acute power shortage scenario in AP, the board felt it necessary to implement the captive power plant on a priority basis as the existing ferro alloy unit is unable to carry on its manufacturing operations due to high power tariff and non-availability of adequate power."[3]

An EIA for the captive coal plant and other projects were submitted by VBC in March 2016.[4]

As of June 2020, the project has not received environmental clearance, and plans appear cancelled.

Project Details

Sponsor: VBC Ferro Alloys
Location: Bodepalli village, Armoor taluk, Nizamabad division, Telangana (formerly Andhra Pradesh)
Coordinates: 18.242513, 83.348215 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 120 MW (2 x 60 MW)
Projected in service:
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Articles and resources


  1. VBC, "About Us", VBC website, accessed January 2012.
  2. "2014 Annual Report," VBC Ferro Alloys, March 31, 2014
  3. "VBC Ferro hives off captive power plant," Business Standard, November 11, 2013
  4. "EIA," VBC Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited, March 2016

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