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CESC revives Balaghar project

CESC, is planning to invest Rs. 32000 million to set up a 600 MW coal based unit in Balaghar in West Bengal. The project was orginally planned in 1990 but was shelved and the company plans to revive it considering the power shortages in West Bengal. It is already in possession of 800 acres of land and is to get coal linkages. The power generation is likely to go operational in the financial year 2014.

WBPDCL to set up 2x600 MW phase II Thermal Power Project at Sagardighi

West Bengal Power Development Corp Ltd(WBPDCL) to set up 2x600 MW phase II Thermal Power Project at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The project involves setting up of addition of two units of 500 MW each as extension of the existing power station at Sagardighi, District Murshidabad where two units of 300 MW each is under construction. The plant will be based on coal as fuel. The total land available with the company is 330 ha. The land requirement for the proposed plant is 40 ha. The other common infrastructure facility from the earlier units, which are under construction, will be used for this project. No additional land would be required. Water will be obtained from Bhagirathi river. The estimated water requirement is 4000 m3/hr for the proposed expansion, which will be met from the existing allocation.

WBPDCL to set up 1x600 MW Thermal Power Project at Bakreswar

West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd (WBPDCL) to set up 1x600 MW Thermal Power Project at Bakreswar in Birbhum district of West Bengal. The land requirement is 38 ha, which is a vacant land adjacent to the existing unit. Coal will be used as a fuel and will be obtained from Bengal Emta. Re-circulating system of cooling will be used and source of water is Tilpara Barrage and Bakreshwar Dam. The average water requirement is 1893 m3/hr.

WBPDCL to set up 2 x 500 MW thermal power project

West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd to set up 2 x 500 MW thermal power project at Katoa in Burdwan district of West Bengal. The land requirement is 500 ha, which is a vacant land. Coal will be used as a fuel and will be obtained from Bengal Emta. Re-circulating system of cooling will be used and source of water is Bhagirathi river upstream of its confluence with Ajoy river. The average water requirement is 4273 m3/hr.

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