Jaypee Nigrie Super Thermal Power Project

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Jaypee Nigrie Super Thermal Power Project is a 1,320 megawatt (MW) power station in Madhya Pradesh.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station near Nigrie (Nigri) village, Deosar tehsil, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh.

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Background

The project is proposed by Jaiprakash Power Ventures (JP Power Ventures), a power generation subsidiary of the privately owned Jaypee Group. The Jaypee Group is a major Indian infrastructure company with interests in civil engineering and construction, cement, power, real estate, expressways, hospitality, golf courses and education.[1]

In August 2014 JSW Energy was in talks to buy JP Power's Nigrie and Bina thermal power units.[2]

Status

Environmental Clearance

The project received a letter of environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment & Forests on February 25, 2010. The letter is available here.

Construction

According to the Central Electricity Authority (September 2012), the project is under construction with Unit 1 projected for completion in June 2013 and Unit 2 in December 2013.[3]

Commissioning

The first unit was commissioned in July 2014. The second unit is expected to be commissioned in early 2015.[2] The second unit was commissioned in February 2015.[4]

Coal source

According to the website of JP Power Ventures, the Nigrie Thermal Project is expected to utilize coal from two captive coal blocks, the Amelia (North) and Dongri Tal II coal block, with total coal reserves of 250 MT of coal. JAL is expected to develop and mine the coal in a joint venture with MPSMCL. The joint venture has been allotted these two coal blocks solely for the purpose of supplying fuel to the Nigrie Thermal Project.[5]

Project Details

Sponsor: Jaiprakash Power Ventures of Jaypee Group
Location: Nigrie (Nigri) village, Deosar tehsil, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24.1499696, 81.9045246 (exact)
Status:

  • Unit 1: Operating (2014)
  • Unit 2: Operating (2015)

Capacity: 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Amelia (North) and Dongri Tal II coal block
Estimated annual CO2: 7,806,085 tons
Source of financing: JBIC signed two loan agreements with ICICI Bank Limited (ICICI)[6]
Permits and applications: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Feb 25, 2010

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References

  1. Jaiprakash Power Ventures, "Home", Jaiprakash Power Ventures website, accessed November 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nisha Poddar, "SW Energy eyes JP Power's Bina, Nigrie power plants," The Economic Times, Aug 18, 2014.
  3. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country" Government of India Ministry of Power, September 2012.
  4. "Jaiprakash Power Ventures' Jaypee Nigrie STPP becomes fully operational," Business Standard, February 21, 2015
  5. "Power generation," Jaiprakash Power Ventures website, accessed September 2014.
  6. "Signing Loan Agreements with ICICI," Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Year 2010 activities, accessed March 2015
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