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Raikheda power project

Raikheda power project is a proposed 1370 MW coal based thermal power project promoted by GMR Energy at Raipur district in Chhattisgarh, India.

Live Mint reported on 7 oct 2014 that

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Bangalore-based infrastructure conglomerateGMR Infrastructure Ltd on Tuesday said the first 685 MW unit of GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd’s (GCEL’s) 1370 MW supercritical coal-based thermal power plant at Raikheda in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur District achieved synchronization with the grid on 2 October.

GCEL is the GMR Group’s first supercritical coal-based thermal power plant. The unit used fuel oil to achieve the synchronization. The project was implemented by Doosan of Korea.

Work on commissioning GCEL’s secon

Project Details

Sponsor: GMR Energy, and subsidiary of GMR Group
Location: Raikheda, Gaitra, and Chicoli villages, Tilda, Raipur district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 21.4499182, 81.8524736
Status: Operating (Unit 1); Construction (Unit 2)
Capacity: 1370 MW (2 x 685 MW)
Projected in service: 2014 (Unit 1); 2015 (Unit 2)
Coal Source: Imported coal from South Africa until domestic coal linkage is obtained


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