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Paguthan power station
Paguthan power station is a 655-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Gujarat, India.
A 2,000 MW coal-fired power station has been proposed at the location.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Paguthan village.
Background on gas plant
Paguthan Combined Cycle Power Plant is located in Bharuch district, Gujarat. The gas plant is owned by CLP India Private Limited, a subsidiary of China Light & Power (CLP Group). The plant was originally owned by Gujarat Paguthan Energy Corporation, which was acquired by CLP India in 2002.
The gas has an installed capacity of 655 MW. All units became operational in 1998. It comprises the following units:
- Three units of gas turbine, each of 138 MW capacity.
- One unit of steam turbine of 241 MW capacity.
Proposed coal plant
In January 2015 CLP Group said it planned to add about 2000 MW of coal-based power generation capacity to its existing gas-based plant, which was nearing the end of its power purchase agreement. The estimated cost is US$2 billion. It would be fueled by imported coal.
As of May 2018 the project has not received environmental clearance, and plans appear shelved.
Project Details of coal plant
- Sponsor: CLP India
- Parent company: CLP Group
- Location: Pathugan village, Bharuch district, Gujarat
- Coordinates: 21.78, 72.979 (exact)
- Status: Shelved
- Gross Capacity: 2,000 MW
- Type: Supercritical or ultra-supercritical
- Start date:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Imported
- Source of financing:
- Permits: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Feb 2016
Resources and articles
- "China Light & Power plans 2000 MW coal-fired power plant in Gujarat," The Hindu, Jan 11, 2015
- "(IV) Proposed Terms of Reference for EIA Study," Application for Form 1, June 25, 2015
- Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Feb 2016