VS Lignite Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

VS Lignite Plant is an operational 135 megawatt (MW) lignite coal plant in Rajasthan, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Gurha village.

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The plant is operated by VS Lignite Power, a subsidiary of KSK Energy Ventures.[1] KSK states on its website that it has "entered into a power delivery agreement with various bulk consumers in state of Rajasthan"[2] "and is expected to cater to the power requirements of industrial consumers."[1] The company is expected to mine 1 million tonnes per year from the captive mine. The power station, which was commissioned March 31, 2010, was built under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract with the Chinese company SEPCO.

Project Details

Sponsor: KSK Energy Ventures
Location: Gurha village, Bikaner district, Rajasthan[3]
Coordinates: 27.8567, 72.8577 (exact)[3]
Status: Operating
Start date: 2010
Nameplate capacity: 135 MW
Type: Subcritical
Coal Source: Adjacent captive lignite mine - Gurha (East) Lignite Block at Kolayat, Bikaner, Rajasthan[1]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Resources and articles

Related GEM.wiki articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "KSK’s 135 MW plant goes onstream," Projects Info India, April 19, 2010.
  2. "Thermal Power Plants," KSK Company Website, accessed February 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "VS Lignite Power Plant," Global Energy Observatory, accessed February 2012.
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