Patratu Energy power project is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Jharkhand, India. The project’s 2012 feasibility report by proponent Patratu Energy Limited, the Land required for the power station is about 1050 acres and already in the possession of parent company Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB). The water requirement of 37 million cubic meters annually will be supplied from the Patratu reservoir of the Nalkari Dam. The India Ministry of Coal has “in principle” reallocated Banhardih coal block (400 MT) in Banhardih, Chandwa Tehsil, Latehar District to JSEB for the power station.
The new units are proposed to be set up on land lying vacant at the existing Patratu Thermal Power Plant owned by JSEB. The existing power plant has an installed capacity of 840 MW. The generating units of the power plant are very old and operating at around 5% capacity. JSEB floated a tender for the two new 660 MW units in 2014 and few power players were in the fray ( Reliance power, Vedenta & CESC etc.) but last month govt. of Jharkahnd cancelled the bid process and asked NTPC to sigh the agreement to build and operate 4000 MW power plant. NTPC would enjoy 74% share of the project.
- Sponsor: Patratu Energy
- Parent company: Jharkhand State Electricity Board and NTPC
- Location: Patratu village, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand
- Coordinates: 23.625, 85.273611
- Status: Pre-permit development
- Capacity: 4000 MW (Expected)
- Type: Ultra-supercritical
- Coal Source: Banhardih coal block ( Re auctioned to JSEB)
- Source of financing:
- Permits: Feasiblity report (October 2012); Terms of Reference (May 9, 2013)
- Feasiblity report, Patratu Energy Limited, October 2012.
- “NTPC to help revive Patratu thermal power plant in Jharkhand,” The Economic Times, Jan 9, 2015
- “Jharkhand govt initiative to increase electricity production,” Business Standard, May 29, 2014
- Jharkhand, NTPC ink 4,000 MW power expansion agreement, Business Standard, May 3, 2015