Mahadev Prasad Super Thermal Power Plant
The Mahadev Prasad Super Thermal Power Plant, also known as the Jamshedpur Kandra power station, is a 540-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station operated by Adhunik Power and Natural Resources in Jharkhand state, India.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station near the village of Padampur, southeast of Kandra taluk, in the Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.
- Stage I - 270 MW
Stage I comprises two units of 135 MW each. It was completed and commissioned in 2012.
- Stage II - 270 MW
Stage II comprises two units of 135 MW each. According to the Central Electricity Authority, this stage was commissioned in March 2013.
- Stage III - 540 MW
In 2011 it was reported that Adhunik Power wanted to expand the power station through a Stage III of 540 MW. The proposed expansion would require an additional 500 acres, on top of the 500 acres currently being occupied by Stages I and II.
Since then Adhunik Power has yet to receive permits for the stage III expansion, and plans appear to be deferred or abandoned.
Sponsor: Adhunik Power and Natural Resources
Location: Padampur village, Kandra taluk, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 22.836504, 86.061294 (exact)
- Stage I: Operating (2012)
- Stage II: Operating (2013)
- Stage III: Cancelled
- Stage I: 270 MW (Units 1-2: 135 MW)
- Stage II: 270 MW (Units 3-4: 135 MW)
- Stage III: 540 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Source: Ganeshpur coal block in the North Karanpura Coalfield in Palamau district
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
MoEF permits: Environmental clearance for stage II, (May 9, 2011)
Resources and articles
Related SourceWatch articles
- Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012, page 18.
- Arindam Sinha, "540MW Adhunik power Jharkhand units to start output by March'12", Financial Express, June 1, 2011.