Paradip power plant

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Paradip power plan is a 60-megawatt (MW) captive coal-fired power project in Odisha, India. An additional 60 MW is planned at the same location.


The photo below shows the project site in Paradip village:

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According to project proponent Essar Energy, the power station will comprise four 30 MW units and supply power to Essar Steel. As of May 2014 the project is under construction.[1]

The first unit was commissioned in February 2015.[2]

The second unit was completed in September 2016.[3]

Photographs of the site show no indication of further construction at the site. It appears that Units 3 and 4 may be delayed or cancelled.

Project Details

Sponsor: Essar Energy
Location: Paradip village, Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha
Coordinates: 20.3122104, 86.6458292 (exact)
Status: Unit 1: Operating (2015); Unit 2: Operating (2016); Units 3-4: Shelved
Nameplate capacity: 120 MW (Units 1-4: 30 MW)
Type: Subcritical
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Imported[1]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Power," Essar Energy website, accessed May 2014
  2. "New projects", Essar Energy website, accessed April 2015
  3. "Essar Power completes phase I of Paradip project," Business Line, September 30, 2016
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