Dongamahua Captive Power Plant

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The Dongamahua power station is a 540-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant located in Chhattisgarh, India. An additional 300 MW (2 x 150 MW) has been proposed at the same location.

Location

The satellite photo, dated February 27, 2012 by Google Earth, shows Units 1-4 of the plant in operation.[1]

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Background

According to the Environmental Clearance, the existing power station consists of four 135 MW coal-fired power plants, fueled by coal middling and fines generated during washing at the nearby Gare IV/1 coal mine, located in village Nagarmuda, Janjgir, Tapranga, and Dongamahua, about 50 km from Raigarh.[2] One company source describes the units as 150 MW rather than 135 MW.[3]

Units 1-2 began operating in 2010, and units 3-4 in 2012.[4]

Details of expansion

Environmental clearance for the second phase of the project - two more coal-fired units of 150 MW each - was approved in 2010 and amended in 2012.[5][6]

However, there is no record that construction has begun, and plans appear to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Jindal Power
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Dongamahua, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
  • Coordinates: 22.1279449, 83.5359192 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Operating (2010)
    • Unit 2: Operating (2010)
    • Unit 3: Operating (2012)
    • Unit 4: Operating (2012)
    • Unit 5: Cancelled
    • Unit 6: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 135 MW
    • Unit 2: 135 MW
    • Unit 3: 135 MW
    • Unit 4: 135 MW
    • Unit 5: 150 MW
    • Unit 6: 150 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: coal middling and fines
  • Coal Source: Gare IV/1 coal mine
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits: Phase II, Units 5-6: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Nov 9, 2010; Environmental clearance amendment, India MoEF, Jan 9, 2012

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References

  1. Google Earth for 22.1279449, 83.5359192, accessed February 2014
  2. "Rapid environmental assessment," Jindal Steel, Feb 1, 2007.
  3. "Power," Jindal Steel, accessed February 2014
  4. "Jindal Steel announces commercial generation from Dongamahua unit," Economic Times, June 1, 2012
  5. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Jan 9, 2012.
  6. "EC Compliance report," JSP, November 25, 2014

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