Sundargarh Ultra Mega Power Project is one of the Ultra Mega Power Projects proposed by the government of India, at Sundargarh district in Odisha.
Twenty power companies, including Tata Power and Lanco submitted bids for the 4,000 MW ultra mega power project (UMPP) and were believed to have qualified for the technical round. As per the media report OIPL would opt for rebidding the project.
The Sundargarh (Bhedabahal) UMPP needs 3246 acres land in all that includes 2733 acres private land, 444 acres government land and the rest 69 acres revenue forest land. Total cost of procuring land has been worked out at Rs 718 crore. Compensation of up to 91 per cent has been disbursed to the affected families. Meenakshi, Meenakshi-B and dip side of Meenakshi coal blocks have been allocated for the 4000 Mw UMPP. The annual requirement of fuel for the Bhedabahal UMPP has been estimated at 19-20 million tonne of coal.
Sponsor: Odisha Integrated Power Ltd (OIPL)
Location: Bhedabahal village, Sundergarh District, Odisha
Coordinates: 22.040484, 84.032603 (approx)
Status: Pre-permit development
Capacity: 4,000 MW
- Government begins work on four new ultra mega power projects, The Economic Times, Aug 24, 2014.
- Environment ministry clears 3 Orissa power projects Business Today, June 29, 2011.
- Activists demand fresh study on Orissa thermal plants Deccan Herald, Sep. 21, 2011.
- 20 bidders qualify for next round for Orissa’s UMPP The Economic Times, Sep. 20, 2011.
- OIPL drafting PPA for Odisha UMPP: The maiden UMPP with a capacity of 4000 Mw is coming up at Bhedabahal in Sundargarh district, BS Reporter, December 30, 2013.
- Rebidding for Bhedabahal UMPP by September, Business Standard, July 22, 2015