NTPC to set up 3x250 MW Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project in Bongaigaon in Kokrajhar district of Assam. The total land requirement is 964 acres which is already available. Out of this 210 acres will be used for ash disposal. No additional land will be acquired for the main plant; however, an additional 50 acres of land will be acquired for railway siding. Water requirement is estimated as 3625 m3/hr to be obtained from Champamati river. The coal requirement is estimated as 3.19 million TPA at 90% PLF and will be obtained from North Eastern Coalfields Ltd and Eastern Coalfield Ltd. Blended coal with an average sulphur content of a 2% will be used as fuel. It is also proposed to install FGD based on wet lime system with 90% efficiency of sulphur removal. The lime requirement has been estimated as 2000 tonnes per day. It may be noted, Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 7 km from the proposed plant and 6.5 km from the ash disposal area. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 40600 million.
Assam Power Generation Co to set up 1 x 100 MW Phase-I Namrup Replacement Combined Cycle Power Project in Namrup in Disburgarh district of Assam. The proposed power plant will be a replacement of the existing plant having a total installed capacity of 134 MW. As the existing gas linkage of 0.66 MMSCMD is sufficient for phase-I unit. The water requirement for the project will be met from Dillighat river. It may be noted, there is a Elephant Reserve at Jeypore and Wildlife Sanctuary named Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is at 345.00 mtr and 5,450 mtr respectively from the project site. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 7248 million.