Deoghar Mega Power Project is a proposed 4000 MW coal fired power station promoted by PFCI State power finance institution at Deoghar district in Jharkhand, India.
Deoghar Mega Power Limited, as a wholly owned subsidiary of PFC Limited, was incorporated in 2012 as a Special Purpose vehicle for setting up the 4000 MW power station. Coal will be sourced domestically, from captive coal blocks in Rajmahal or a nearby coalfield. Estimated annual total consumptive water requirement for the plant is about 110 Million Cubic Meter (MCM)/year.
The proposed UMPP will be set up by a developer selected through tariff based International Competitive Bidding process following the “Guidelines for Determination of Tariff by Bidding Process for Procurement of Power by Distribution Licensees (“Guidelines”) issued by Ministry of Power, Govt. of India.
For Coal block allocation, Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL) has been requested by CEA (the Technical Partner) to suggest captive coal blocks in Rajmahal or nearby coalfield for the proposed UMPP. The annual coal requirement is estimated at about 18-20 million tons per annum based on the GCV of about 3400-3800 kcal/kg. Based upon the recommendations of CMPDIL the Ministry of coal, Govt. of India will be approached for allocation of coal block to the UMPP.
In December 2012 the project was recommended for a terms of reference. The proposed project will be spread over 2,600 acres covering Husainabad and 10 other villages, in the district of Deoghar. Land acquisition would affect 450 families consisting of around 2,500 people. Estimated coal required for the project will be around 18 million tonnes per annum.
- Sponsor: Deoghar Mega Power Limited
- Parent company: PFC LImited
- Location: Husainabad village, Deoghar district, Jharkhand
- Coordinates: 24.36, 86.597778
- Status: Pre-permit development
- Gross Capacity: 4,000 MW
- Type: Supercritical
- Coal Source: Domestic
- Permits: Terms of Reference application (Oct 15, 2012); Pre-feasibility study (Oct 15, 2012)
- Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das urges Piyush Goyal to accelerate Deoghar power project, The Economics Times, April 8, 2015
- Ambitious nod to Deoghar power project, The Telegraph, June 23, 2012
- PFC web site, Deoghar Mega Power Ltd.