Panki Thermal Power Station

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Panki Thermal Power Station is a retired 210-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Uttar Pradesh, India, owned by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam.

A new 660 MW unit is planned at the site.

Location

The plant is located approximately 15 km from Kanpur railway station in Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh.

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Background

The power station comprised two 105 MW units commissioned November 1976 and and March 1977. Coal for the power station was supplied from Bharat Coking Coal Limited and Eastern Coalfields Limited.[1] The two units were retired in March 2018.[2]

Expansion plans

In its 2007 Corporate Plan, Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam stated that it planned to commission three additional 100MW units at the Panki Thermal Power Station in July and November 2010 and March 2011.[3]

In the subsequent corporate plan, UPRVUN stated that the expansion of the plant would be 250 MW and stated that, as of March 2011, the plant was "pending for approval of competent authority."[4]

In September 2014 UPRVUN received a terms of reference for a 660 MW unit.[5] The company applied for environmental clearance in January 2016.[6]

The expansion received environmental clearance on June 29, 2017.[7]

Project Details of proposed expansion

Sponsor: Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (UPRVUN)
Location: Panki village, Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 26.4766, 80.241 (exact)
Status: Permitted
Capacity: 660 MW
Type:
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 1,478,425 tons
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Terms of reference, India MoEF, Sep 16, 2014; EIA, Pollution Control Research Institute & BHEL, date unknown; Environmental clearance, India MoEF, June 29, 2017

Articles and resources

References

  1. Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, "Panki Thermal Power Station", Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam website, accessed February 2012.
  2. "Installed capacity," India CEA, 31.03.2018
  3. Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, "Corporate Plan: (2005-2012)", Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam website, September 2007, page 15.
  4. Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, "Corporate Plan: (2012-2017)", Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam website, August 2011, page 58.
  5. Terms of reference, India MoEF, Sep 16, 2014
  6. "Request for EC," Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, March 12, 2016
  7. "Environmental clearance," India MoEF, June 29, 2017

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