Navalakh Umbre power station
Navalakh Umbre power station is a proposed 2500 megawatt (MW) gas plant in Maharashtra state, India. The project is sponsored by Mumbai-based real estate company Hiranandani Group, which created Hindustan Electricity Generation Company as a subsidiary. The project developers plan to reserve 15% of the power from the plant for captive use and sell the remainder on the national grid. The reported in May 2010 that all environmental clearances were in hand, that work would begin in September, and that the project would be operating in three years.
In May 2010, over 2,000 residents of Navlakh Umbre attended a meeting regarding the environmental impacts of the plant. According to the report, the project will use natural gas, not coal. In March 2011, Niranjan Hiranandani, chairman of Hiranadani Group, charged that an "anti-Maharashtra lobby" was funding a legal campaign to obstruct the project.
Sponsor: Hindustan Electricity Generation Company
Location: Navalakh Umbre, Talegaon, near Pune in Maharashtra state, India
Status: Not a coal project will run on natural gas
Nameplate capacity: 2500 MW
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Related SourceWatch articles
- "Hiranandanis to foray into power business with Rs10K cr plant", Livemint.com, May 2, 2010.
- Pranav Kulkarni, "Residents oppose 2,500 MW power project in Talegaon," The Indian Express, May 5, 2010
- "Anti-Maharashtra lobby behind power project's delay: Builder," Thaindian News, March 28, 2011