Essar Power to set up Mahan Super Thermal Power Project (4x500 MW) at Singrauli in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh. Coal for this project will be obtained from Mahan Coal Block at a distance of about 3-4 km through conveyor. The coal will have an ash content of 35% and sulphur content of 0.5%. It is estimated that 192000 m3/day of water will be required for consumption and will be sourced from Govind Ballabh Pant Reservoir. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 88000 million. It may be noted, Mohan Ban reserve forest is at distance of 4 km from the project site.
Essar Power MP is proposing to add a 600 MW unit to the Essar Power MP-Mahan project that is under construction. The power project will occupy land already allotted to the Essar Power MP-Mahan expansion project.