EMCO Energy Warora Power Project

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{{#Badges:CoalSwarm|navbar-Indiacoal}} EMCO Energy Warora Power Project is a 600 megawatt (MW) coal plant in Maharashtra, India.


The project is located several kilometers northwest of Warora, Mahahashtra. The darker power plant to the southwest is the KSK Energy Wardha Warora Power Plant.

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The power station is near Warora, Maharashtra. It was originally operated by EMCO Energy, a subsidiary of the GMR Group. The two 300 MW units were commissioned in 2013.[1]

Coal supply difficulties

According to a March 2013 newspaper article, the project was experiencing coal acquisition difficulties. The article reported that "the first unit is yet to start receiving coal under the fuel supply agreement that the firm had signed with the Singareni Collieries Company Limited." According to a company source, "Coal supply is expected to begin shortly. For now, we are getting coal from the open market, including e-auction.”[2]

GMR sells EMCO

According to one newspaper report, "There has been talk that the GMR group is keen to divest its holdings in some of its units, including GMR Emco, in order to lighten its debt burden. GMR, which had a gross debt of about Rs43,000 crore by December-end, has denied any such sale plans."[2]

However, GMR put EMCO up for sale a few months later, in December 2013.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: GMR Group
Location: Warora Growth Center village, Chandrapur district, Maharashtra
Coordinates: 20.2796562, 78.9753512 (exact)
Status: Operating (2013)
Capacity: Unit 1: 300 MW; Unit 2: 300 MW
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Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, May 25, 2010



  1. GMR, "EMCO Energy", GMR Group website, accessed October 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 KV Ramana, "GMR Emco begins Warora power output," dna, March 23, 2013
  3. "GMR puts Emco Energy up for sale to reduce debt," Economic Times, Dec 4, 2013

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