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Lanco Anpara power station
Anpara power station (Lanco) is a new 1200 megawatt (MW) coal plant in Uttar Pradesh state, India.
The undated satellite photo below shows the location of the power station, in Anpara village.
Both 600 MW units achieved full load in November 2011. The project is operated by Lanco. It is located adjacent to the existing Anpara A and B power stations operated by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. Water is obtained from the Rihand reservoir. According to the Environmental Assessment prepared for the plant, 12% of the area of the plant is under cultivation and 52% is forest, including 9 protected forests. The buffer zone, an area of 10 km radius around the project, includes langur or hanuman monkeys, rhesus macaques, short-nosed fruit bats, sloth bears, leopards or panthers, Indian foxes, blue bulls, Indian wil boars, barking deer, etc. However, the study reports that there are "no wildlife sanctuaries or fragile ecosystems within the study area."
In September 2014 it was reported that, after selling its Udipi power station to the Adani Group for Rs 6000 crore (US$1 billion), Lanco Group planned to put three more power plants on the block with a capacity of 3000 MW to raise Rs 15,000 crore (US$2.5 billion) to reduce its debts. Plants included Anpara.
Sponsor: Lanco Anpara Power Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Lanco
Location: Anpara village, Sonebradra district, Uttar Pradesh state, India
Coordinates: 24.201, 82.7811 (exact)
Status: Operating (2011)
Nameplate capacity: 1200 MW (2 x 600 MW)
In service: Achieved full load November 2011
Coal Source: Northern Coal FieldsKhadia Coal Mine Expansion
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Resources and articles
Related SourceWatch articles
- "Summary of Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan for 2 x 600 MW Coal Based Lanco Anpara," Min Mec Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
- Lanco Anpara Power ltd, Lanco website, accessed February 2012
- "Lanco agrees to sell three power projects of 3000 MW for Rs 15,000 crore," Times of India, Sep 10, 2014