Jharkhand Aluminium power station

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{{#Badges:CoalSwarm|navbar-Indiacoal}}Jharkhand Aluminium power station is a 900 megawatt (MW) power station proposed by Hindalco Industries to supply the proposed Jharkhand Aluminium smelter at Sonahatu, fifty-five kilometers from Ranchi in Jharkhand state, India.


The map below shows the location of Sonahatu in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand state but not the exact location of the project.

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Hindalco Industries states that "in a joint venture, with Tata Power, we own a Coal Mine (Tubed) in the Auranga coal fields at Jharkhand. The coal mine has a capacity of 6 million tpa." The company stated in 2011 that the project is expected to be commissioned in mid-2015.[1]

In August 2014, the company's website stated: "The coal for the CPP will be primarily sourced from Mahan Coal Ltd, a JV between Hindalco and Essar. Mahan coal block has received stage 1 and stage 2 clearance from MOEF and is expected to gear up for coal production after signing mining lease with the government."[2]

In April 2015 the aluminum smelter and 900 MW plant were reported as operational.[3][4]

Project Details

Sponsor: Hindalco Industries and Tata Power
Location: Sonahatu taluk, Ranchi district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 23.192189, 85.708852 (approximate)
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity: 900 MW
In service: 2015
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Estimated annual CO2:
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  1. Hindalco Industries, "Greenfield projects", Hindalco Industries website, accessed November 2011.
  2. "Mahan Aluminium," Hindalco website, accessed August 2014
  3. "Mahan Aluminium," Hindalco website, accessed April 2015
  4. Hindalco Industries, "Greenfield projects", Hindalco Industries website, accessed April 2015
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