Tori power plant

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The Tori power plant is a 1,980-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station under construction in Jharkhand, India, by Essar Energy.

Location

The map below shows the location of the construction site in Tori village, according to Wikimapia.[1]

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Background

The Tori project will be a captive pit-head coal-fired power plant, comprising two generation units of 600 MW capacity each, located in Latehar district, Jharkhand. The company states that coal for the project will be sourced "from the Chakla and Ashok Karkata captive coal blocks owned by the company".[2][3]

In late 2011 a company spokesman told The Times of India that "construction work for the first phase has already started and it is going on in full swing. If things move smoothly, the first phase of 600MW will be commissioned by late 2012."[4]

According to a September 2012 status report by the Central Electricity Authority, the first unit of 600 MW will be commissioned in June 2014 and the second unit in September 2014.[5]

Project Details

Sponsor: Essar Energy
Location: Tori village, Latehar district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 23.708372, 84.7803086 (exact)
Status: Under construction
Nameplate capacity: 1200 MW
Type:
Projected in service: 2014
Coal Type:
Coal Source: imported coal from Indonesia and Australia for an interim period until domestic coal becomes available[6]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
MoEF permits: Environmental clearance, (Nov 14, 2013)

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References

  1. "2000 MW POWER PLANT- ESSAR POWER JHARKHAND LIMITED," Wikimapia, accessed February 2014
  2. "Essar Power Jharkhand-Tori (1,200 MW)" Essar Group, accessed January 23, 2011.
  3. Essar Energy, "Power", Essar Energy website, accessed February 2012.
  4. "Essar Power starts Tori plant work", The Times of India, August 3, 2011.
  5. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012
  6. Environmental clearance, India, MoEF, Nov 14, 2013.
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