Lanco Amarkantak is planning to expand its Pathadi thermal power station with addition of 2x660 MW coal based units (unit V & VI) in Korba district of Chhattisgarh. Land required for the additional unit will be 550 acres which is to be acquired. The company has signed up with Griffin Coal Company of Australia for fuel linkage, which is to be imported through Vizag/Gangavaram port.
NTPC is planning to develop a geo thermal power plant in Tattapani geo thermal field in Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh. The company has tied up with Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency and an MoU has been signed for the project. NTPC already has started exploratory work and a DPR is being prepared. If built, it will be the first such geothermal power project in the country.
ACB India is developing a 1,200 MW coal-based thermal power plant in the Champa-Janjgir district, Chhattisgarh. The project site is located in the Katsira and Dari villages in the Champa-Janjgir district, Chhattisgarh. The site is located approximately 25 kilometres from Korba (nearest town). The nearest railway station is in Korba. The site is suitable for the Champa Power Project because of the ease of access to the site and the readily accessible fuel and water supply.
The total land required for the Champa Power Project is 967.84 acres out of which 431.06 acres are government land for which the State Investment Promotion Board issued order for transfer. Private land amounting to 560 acres is being acquired through the Government of Chhattisgarh. Application for diversion of forest land amounting to 6.78 acres has been submitted to the Forest Department.
Coal linkage is applied for an estimated requirement of 6.2 mtpa.
Water allocation for 35 million cubic meters of water per annum from the Hasdeo River have been received. The water will be pumped from the Hasdeo River through the pipes to the project site.
The proposed date for commercial production of the first unit of 600 MW is September 2015 and the second unit of 600 MW is by March 2016.