Sapnai power project

Sapnai power project is a proposed 1260 MW coal fired power plant promoted by Topworth Energy at Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh, India.

The project was issued Terms of Reference (TOR) on December 9, 2009. The proposal will be executed in two phases. The initial plan was for a 1200 MW project with Phase I comprising two 300 MW units and Phase II one 600 MW unit. However, the Executive Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement issued by Topworth Energy in April 2010 refers to Phase II as being a 660MW unit.

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According to the EIA (2010), the project would be built near the Sapnai, Balbhadrapur, Sarbahaal, Sikosimal and Navbahal villages of Raigarh district, within three kilometres of the Jangma railway station.

Company has signed MOUA memorandum of understanding (MoU) is an agreement between two (bilateral) or more (multilateral) parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action. It is often used in cases where parties either do not imply a legal commitment or in situations where the parties cannot create a legally enforceable agreement... with Chhattisgarh Govt for 600MW and has already appointed team of power professionals for project development work. 1500 Acres land for the Power plant is already identified in Village Sapnai in Raigarh Dist. Presently Land procurement is under progress. Coal Linkages already applied for and expected soon.

As of March 2015 a 1,200 MW coal plant in Chhattishgarh is listed as planned on the Topworth Energy website but has yet to receive environmental clearance, and appears to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: Topworth Energy
Location: Sapnai, Balbhadrapur, Sarbahaal, Sikosimal and Navbahal villages, Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 21.865163, 83.531256 (approx)
Status: Shelved
Capacity: 1260 MW (Phase I: 2 x 300 MW; Phase II: 1 x 660 MW)
Coal Source: SECL, transported 60 km by railroad
MoEF permits: Terms of Reference, Dec 2, 2009

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