The Bokaro A Thermal Power Station is a shuttered 175 MW coal-fired power station located at Bokaro, Jharkhand. A 500 MW expansion of the plant is under construction.
The land requirement is 70 ha which is already available within the existing complex and no additional land would be acquired except 65 ha for ash pond which is a forest land. Coal with sulphur content of 0.4% and ash content of 40% will be used. The requirement of coal has been estimated as 2.5 Million TPA at 100% PLF. Coal will be transported through road and rail in the ratio of 60:40.The water requirement is estimated as 2015 m3/hr and will be met from the existing allocation from river Konar. No National Park/wildlife sanctuary, ecologically sensitive area is within 10 km radius. R&R is not involved. Public hearing for the project was held on 29.12.2006. The project cost is Rs 2312.60 crores including Rs 129.5 crores for environmental protection measures.
Project details for 500 MW expansion
Sponsor: Damodar Valley Corporation
Location: Bokaro district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 23.7829444, 85.8833912
Capacity: 500 MW
MoEF permits: Environmental Clearance, (Nov 30, 2007)
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