The Tori power plant is a proposed 1800 MW coal-fired power project promoted by Essar Energy which is under construction at Latehar district in Jharkhand
The company states that coal for the project will be sourced from the Chakla and Ashok Karkata captive coal blocks owned by the company now the both blocks allocated to Essar have been cancelled and thereafter Essar wins Tokisud coal blocks in E- Auction for Mahan power plant.
Though the construction work for the first phase has already started and it is going on in full swing.
According to a September 2012 status report by the Central Electricity Authority, the first unit of 600 MW will be commissioned in June 2014 and the second unit in September 2014. However, the June 2014 status report of the CEA does not provide a completion date.
Sponsor: Essar Energy
Location: Tori village, Latehar district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 23.7073307, 84.7738552
Status: Units 1 and 2: Under construction; Unit 3: Permitted
Capacity: 1,800 MW
Projected in service: 2016 (Unit 1); 2017 (Unit 2)
Coal Source: imported coal from Indonesia and Australia for an interim period until domestic coal becomes available
- Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Nov 14, 2013
- Environmental clearance, India, MoEF, Nov 14, 2013.
- “Essar Power starts Tori plant work”, The Times of India, August 3, 2011.
- Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012
- Expected synchronization/commissioning (Full load)/COD details of Thermal Power Projects, Central Electricity Authority, December 2014
- Lenders pull plug on Essar project, Indian Express, June 19, 2015