Pipavav power station is a proposed 2520-megawatt (MW) coal plant of Torrent Power and Gujarat Power Corporation (GPCL) in Gujarat state, India.
GPCL is a nodal agency set up by the state government to promote power projects in the state. GPCL states on its website that it “has facilitated [the] setting up of [a] 2000 MW Mega power project at Pipavav wherein the State shall have the share of 1500 MW, to be developed through the Independent Power Producer (IPP) identified through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) by Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) / National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). The project shall be based on either [liquid natural gas] or imported coals as fuel.” The site also states that mining leases have been granted to GPCL in Surkha-I
Gujarat Power Corporation describes the status of the project as follows: “The required land for the project has been acquired. To develop the project, a SPV i.e. Torrent Pipavav Generation Limited (TPGL) has been incorporated. GPCL is having 5% equity in the project. The Shareholders’ Agreement has been executed on 12.12.2009 between GPCL and Torrent Power Limited. The ToR for the project has been approved by the MoEF, New Delhi. The transfer of land in the name of TPGL is under process.”
As of March 2015 Gujarat Power Corporation’s website describes the Pipavav power station as gas-fired. The use of coal appears to have been cancelled.
Sponsor: Torrent Power and Gujarat Power Corporation
Location: Rampara II and Ucchaiya villages, Rajula taluk, Amreli district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 21.05, 71.43 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled (will be gas-fired)
- Unit 1: 840 MW
- Unit 2: 840 MW
- Unit 3: 840 MW
Projected in service: 2012
Permits: Terms of Reference, Ministry of Environment and Forests, 8 December 2010
- “Power Projects: List of Approvals and Clearances required for implementation of Power Projects,” GPCL, accessed February 2012.
- “Torrent Power, GPCL to set up 2000 MW power plant at Amreli,” BS Reporter, Dec. 9, 2012.