Lakhisarai Thermal Power Plant

The Lakhisarai Thermal Power Project is proposed 1320 MW coal fired power project promoted by BSPGCL and  NTPC jointly at Lakhisarai district in Bihar, India

The project was originally located somewhere else but few issues left the project to move to Lakhisarai district.

The project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2015-16 with power to be sold to the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB). The project was approved by the Bihar State Investment Promotion Board in February 2009 and the Bihar state cabinet in May 2011.

The BSEB states that 6.25 million tonnes a year of coal will be required for the project. BSEB also states that the Bihar Water Resources Department has given consent for 55 Cusec from the Ganga River and Central Water Commission clearance was granted on September 15, 2010.

Lakhisarai Bijlee Company was taken over by India energy giant NTPC in 2014.

In February 2014 it was reported that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between NTPC, Bihar State Power Generation Company (BSPGCL), and Lakhisarai Bijlee Company for NTPC to develop the 1,320 MW Lakhisarai thermal project. The project would be developed as a joint venture, with NTPC having 74 per cent stake and the rest BSPGCL.

Project Details

Sponsor: Bihar State Power Generation Company, NTPC
Location: Pokhrawan and Lai village, Surajgarha taluk, Lakhisarai district, Bihar
Coordinates: 25.18036, 86.25903 (approximate)
Status: Pre-permit development
Capacity: 1320 MW


  1.  “PENDING APPLICATION OF SEBs UPTO 31ST JULY, 2011,” Ministry of Coal report, item #13
  2.  Bihar State Electricity Board, “New Projects”, Bihar State Electricity Board website, accessed November 2011.
  3.  Bihar State Investment Promotion Board, “Proposals Approved by State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB)”, Bihar State Investment Promotion Board, December 2011, page 16.
  4.  “NTPC signs MoU with Bihar Power Genco & Lakhisarai Bijlee,” NBC, Feb 26, 2014.
  5.  “NTPC to set up 1,320-MW power plant in Bihar,” The Economic Times, Feb 23, 2014.
  6.  “BSEB To Invest $1,856 Million For Lakhisarai Thermal Power Plant In Bihar, India”, Research Views, April 14, 2011.

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