Babandh power project is a proposed 2640 MW power plant at Denkanal in Odisha, India. Lanco Babandh Power has proposed setting up a (4 x 660 MW) coal-fired thermal power project at Denkanal. The project would be implemented in two phases of 2 x 660 MW in each phase. Source of fuel ( coal) is unknown as earlier allocated coal block ( Rampia) has been cancelled.
In mid 2014 Lanco was reportedly looking to sell the 1320 MW power station, due to company debt. As of April 2015 Phase II has yet to receive environmental clearance.
Location: Kharagprasad village, Dhenkanal district, Odisha
Coordinates: 20.815806, 85.322871
Status: Phase I, Units 1 & 2: Construction; Phase II, Units 1 & 2: Shelved
Capacity: Phase I: 1320 MW; Phase II: 1320 MW
Projected in service: Phase I: 2017
Coal Source: Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd & Captive Coal Mine at Rampia ( Captive coal block cancelled)
Permits and applications: Phase I, Units 1 and 2: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Feb 17, 2010
- “Coal linkage panel allows Lanco Babandh to enter pact with CIL,” Power projects, Sep 24, 2013.
- Lanco, “Lanco Babandh Power Ltd “, Lanco website, accessed July 2014.
- Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012
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- “Centre to decide on Lanco’s Orissa project” DNA India, January 23, 2013.