Godda Power Project (Jindal Power)

Godda power project is proposed plant at Godda district in Jharkhand.  In a draft prospectus released in December 2009, Jindal Power states that the proposed plant would be a supercritical unit and that on February 20, 2007, the Ministry of Coal allocated the company the Jitpur coal block in Godda, Jharkhand cancelled by supreme court and later Adani Power wins this coal blocks in e auction. It has  81 million tons of geological reserve.

The estimated cost of the Godda Project is Rs. 36,660.00 million. Jindal Steel & Power has applied to the government of Jharkhand for the acquisition of approximately 693.86 acres of land for the project. The company intends to source water for the proposed plant from the Sunder Dam in Godda district and build pipelines to the power station location. It also proposes that coal from the Jitpur coal block would be carried to the project site via a 3km long conveyor.

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Power generated at Godda will meet 50-60% the captive needs of its steel units in Patratu and Asanboni. JSPL hopes to sell the surplus power to the state grid. The plant is scheduled for completion by 2017.

As of August 2014, this project is included on Jindal’s list of expansion plans.

JSPL was allotted a coal mine at Jitpur in Godda for the proposed power plant in Sunderpahari block. However, the project has been stalled after the Supreme Court cancelled the coal block in 2014.

Project Details

Sponsor: Jindal Steel & Power
Location: Nipania village, Sunder Pahari block, Godda district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 24.82786, 87.213676
Status: Permitted
Capacity: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service: 2017
Coal Source: 2.5 MTPA from Jitpur Coal Block ( awarded to Adani Power); 4.0 MTPA imported from Mozambique and Indonesia
MoEF permits: Environmental clearance, (Mar 30, 2012)

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