Chitrangi Power Private Ltd (previously MP Power Generation Private Limited) a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Power, is set to develop a coal-based power project at Chitrangi Tehsil, Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh. The project has achieved environmental clearance in May 2010. Land acquisition had been completed and has also received permission from government to utilize incremental coal from coal blocks Mohar, Chhatrasal and Mohar Amlohri.
In October 2007, Reliance Power entered into a State Support Agreement with the Government of Madhya Pradesh for developing Chitrangi Thermal Power Project and other related projects. The government of Madhya Pradesh in turn consented for giving priority status for these projects and to provide all possible assistance in the area of land/ water allocation, expeditious approvals/ clearances etc.
The government has also sanctioned the water allocation from the Gopal River to meet the requirements for the project. The Environment Clearance has also been accorded for the project. The project would be using Coal as the primary fuel. The coal for the project would be sourced from captive coal mines allocated to Sasan UMPP as well as from linkages which the Government may allocate for the project. The approval for using coal from the Sasan coal mines located adjacent to the project has already been given by the Government of India.
The project would be using super-critical technology and would have 6 units of 660 MW each in Phase I. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the project has already been awarded to Reliance Infrastructure limited and the main plant equipment (BTG) order has been placed on M/s Shanghai Electrical Company, China. The project is expected to begin generating power towards the end of the year 2013. The project is estimated to entail an investment of over Rs. 20,000 crs (US$ 4 bn). The financial closure process for the project has already begun, the project is planned to be financed at a debt-equity ratio of 75:25.
The power generated from the project is likely to be sold to consumers in the Northern, Western and Southern regions of India. Power generated from the project would be evacuated both to the western and northern grids using transmission networks of states as central transmission utilities as well as dedicated transmission lines.
The first unit is likely to go operational by 2013.
D B Power Ltd is setting up a 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW) coal based thermal power project in Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh with an investment of Rs.. 44000 million. The project is likely to go operational in February 2014. Construction is likely to commenced by January 2011. In May 2008, coal linkage was signed and environmental clearance was obtained.
Financial closure is achieved. Coal linkages are in place and an order for boiler turbine generator (BTG) has been placed with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, while Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been appointed to do the balance of plant. 70% of land has been acquired.
Dada Dhuniwale Khandwa Power Ltd (a joint venture company of MP Power Generation Company Ltd. (MPPGCL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) is planning to set up a 1600 MW ( 2 x 800 MW) coal based thermal power plant in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh with an investment of Rs. 80,000 million. The project is likely to go operational in March 2017. The company has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for its Khandwa thermal power project with the state government. As per the agreement, the company will provide 65 per cent power out of the total power generated to the state for 25 years. Land acquisition process is underway
BHEL has promoted a joint venture company with Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Ltd (MPPGCL) for setting up of a 2x800MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant at Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh on build, own and operate basis. The Joint Venture was incorporated on February 25, 2010 under the name of 'Dada Dhuniwale Khandwa Power Ltd'. BHEL has invested Rs.2.50 Crore as advance deposit towards issue of shares.
Consultant has submitted Final Feasibility Report. Formal approval of MPPGCL & BHEL on Final Feasibility Report is awaited. Land acquisition in progress.