Tuesday, May 4, 2010

PIB Press Release- IMPORTED COAL BASED POWER PROJECTS IN MAHARASHTRA

PIB Press Release
Press Information Bureau, Government of India
Monday, May 03, 2010

IMPORTED COAL BASED POWER PROJECTS IN MAHARASHTRA

In order to bridge the gap between demand and indigenous coal availability, Government has proposed to run some of the thermal power plants in the country by blending imported coal with indigenous coal subject to technical limitations of the boiler design. In addition to this, some power plants have also beenproposed/identified to operate on imported coal.

In addition to Trombay Thermal Power Station (1250 MW) of Tata Power, which has been conceived to operate on imported coal, the Thermal Power Stations (TPS) identified in Maharashtra for blending imported coal are as under:

1. Koradi TPS (Mahagenco) 1040 MW

2. Nasik TPS (Mahagenco) 880 MW

3. Bhusawal TPS (Mahagenco) 475 MW

4. Parli TPS (Mahagenco) 1170 MW

5. Khaperkheda TPS(Mahagenco) 840 MW

6. Dahanu TPS (Reliance Energy Ltd). 500 MW

Apart from this, JSW Energy is setting up a Thermal Power Station with a capacity of 4x300 MW inRatanagiri District of Maharashtra based on imported coal for commissioning during the 11th Plan.

This information was given by Shri Bharatsinh Solanki, Minister of State for Power in a written reply inRajya Sabha today.

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