Etah Ultra Mega Power Project
Etah Ultra Mega Power Project is a proposed 4,000-megawatt (MW) ultra mega power project in Uttar Pradesh, India.
The map below shows Etah district, the approximate location for the proposed plant.
In September 2014, a team of officials from the central electricity authority (CEA) inspected a site in Etah district for an ultra mega power project in Uttar Pradesh.
The CEA team gave an in-principal approval to the project in Etah, which was announced in March 2015. The project — to be implemented through the competitive bidding route and entailing an investment of approximately Rs 25,000 crore — will be developed on a built-own-and-transfer (BOT) basis. The project is planned to be ready by 2020-21.
In March 2016 the India government said it planned to bid out three ultra mega power projects that year: Cheyyur in Tamil Nadu, Bedabahal in Odisha and Kakwara (Banka) in Bihar. Etah was not included. A search for news reports on the Etah proposal finds no activity since mid-2015, suggesting that the project is not being pursued.
- Location: Etah district, Uttar Pradesh
- Coordinates: 27.5, 78.75 (approximate)
- Status: Shelved
- Capacity: 4,000 MW
- Type: Supercritical
- Projected in service: 2020-2021
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Articles and Resources
- "UP govt pitches Karchana for 4000 MW mega power plant," Times of India, May 16, 2015
- "UP’s first UMPP to come up in Etah," Financial Express, March 6, 2015
- "Energiser for mega power projects," Telegraph, March 1, 2016