Bongaigaon power project

Bongaigaon power project is proposed by the National Thermal Power Corporation. The station would comprise three 250 MW units. Construction on the project began in May 2008 with three 250 MW units, projected to be commissioned in July 2012, November 2012, and October 2014, respectively. The project has been reported as expected to “use a mix of coal from Eastern Coalfields Ltd and from the Margherita fields in Upper Assam.” In 2013 it was reported that the three units would likely not be commissioned until 2015. The first unit began testing toward commissioning in March 2015.

Stage II: 250 MW expansion

On December 8, 2010, NTPC was issued a ToR (Terms of Reference) by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for an additional 250 MW plant at the same location. No additional land will be required by the additional unit. The Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary is located 7.0 kilometers from the site. As of April 2015, NTPC has not pursued at environmental clearance for this project. It appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: NTPC
Location: Kumguri village, Kokrajhar taluk and district, Assam
Coordinates: 26.4443702, 90.3672051
Status: Stage I (750 MW) – Construction, Stage II (250 MW) – Cancelled
Capacity: Stage I, Unit 1: 250 MW, Stage I, Unit 2: 250 MW, Stage I, Unit 3: 250 MW, Stage II: 250 MW
Projected in service:Unit 1: 2015; Unit 2: 2016; Unit 3: 2017, Stage II: unknown
Permits and applications: Stage I, Units 1-3 Environmental Clearance,  MoEF, June 7, 2007, Stage II: Terms of Reference, MoEF, December 8, 2010


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