Meja Thermal Power Project

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Meja Thermal Power Project is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station under development in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Location

The power station is located at Meja village in Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh.

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Background

This project has been proposed by a joint venture of NTPC and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL).[1] NTPC and UPRVUNL are both 50% shareholders in the joint venture company, Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited.[2]

In February 2012, the company announced that it had reached final closure for the project. A loan agreement for Rs. 7,575 crore was signed on June 06, 2012 with consortium of sixteen Banks led by State Bank of India and syndicated by SBI Capital Markets Ltd.[3]

In May 2012 Toshiba Corporation was awarded a contract for the supply of two 660MW super-critical units for the power station.[4]

The project has a planned commissioning date of 2017.[5][6][7]

In March 2017, the project was reported to be 80% complete.[8]

Unit 1 was synchronized in August 2017 and is planned for commissioning in December 2017.[9] It was commissioned in March 2018.[10] Unit 2 is also planned for 2018.[11]

Citizen opposition

In March 2014, farmers and police clashed during a protest at the Meja Thermal Power station. Farmers claimed that many had been displaced because of land acquired for the constructing the plant. It was reported that farmers threw stones at police during the protest, which involved villagers from Salaiya Kalan.[12]

Project Details

Sponsor: Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited (JV between NTPC and UPRUVNL)
Location: Meja village, Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 25.1458673, 81.940096 (exact)[13]
Status: Operating (Unit 1), Construction (Unit 2)
Capacity: 1320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Start year: 2018
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 7,806,085 tons
Source of financing: A loan agreement for Rs. 7,575 crore was signed on June 06, 2012 with consortium of sixteen Banks led by State Bank of India and syndicated by SBI Capital Markets Ltd.[3]

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References

  1. NTPC, "Announcements: 2007-2008: 28th February 2008", NTPC website, accessed February 2012.
  2. NTPC, "Business Development", NTPC website, accessed February 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 NTPC, "Announcements: Corporate Disclosure: 17th February, 2012", NTPC website, accessed February 2012.
  4. "Toshiba Wins Major Order in India for Super-critical Steam Turbines and Generators Island Package," Toshiba, May 9, 2012
  5. "NTPC Investor presentation," August 1, 2013.
  6. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  7. "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, March 2017
  8. K Sandeep Kumar, "Allahabad set to become a solar power hub," Hindustan Times, 23 March 2017
  9. “Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country,” India Ministry of Power, Sep 2017
  10. "Installed capacity," India CEA, 31.03.2018
  11. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, November 2017
  12. "Farmers, police clash at Meja thermal power plant" Rajiv Mani, The Times of India, March 7, 2014.
  13. Environmental Impact Assessment Report Meja Thermal Power Project, Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited, Allahabad, March 2010

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