Feroze Gandhi Unchahar power plant

Feroze Gandhi Unchahar power plant is a 1050 MW coal-fired power plant in Unchahar, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh India which is owned and operated by the National Thermal Power Corporation. A 500 MW unit expansion has been proposed.

The existing 1050 MW plant comprises five 210 MW units which have been built in three stages. Stage 1 comprised two 210MW units which were commissioned in November 1988 and March 1989. Stage II comprised another two 210MW units which were commissioned in January 1999 and October 1999. Stage III comprised another 210MW unit which was commissioned in September 2006.

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The 500 MW Stage IV expansion of the power station is currently being proposed by NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of.... The expansion would be on the site of the existing plant but an addition 200 acres is being sought for the ash pond and a further 2.7 million tonnes of coal will be required and the water will be sought from the Sharda Sahayak Link Canal.

On 1 nov 2017 media reported that an explosion ripped a boiler in the state-run NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of... Ltd’s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of... said. Scores suffered severe burn injuries, local police said.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences over the deaths and announced Rs2 lakh compensation for the family of those killed and Rs50,000 for the grievously injured, an officialsaid. “Four deaths have been confirmed by the district administration. The toll might go up,” additional director general of police (ADG) (law and order) Anand Kumar said.

Apart from huge accumulation of ash in the furnace, the problem also got aggravated when the coal powder which was pumped into the furnace developed a `clinker formation’ (coagulation of powder).

Even as workers were engaged to break the clinkers, the coal supply got disrupted. This disturbed the pressure into the boiler which started vibrating before bursting from one corner. “There was an opening in corner number 2 from which fumes escaped and charred the people working in he area,“ the NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of... confirmed.

Project details of expansion

Sponsor: National Thermal Power Corporation
Location: Unchahar, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 25.9131, 81.327483
Status: Construction
Capacity: 500 MW
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, May 10, 2013; and Environmental Impact Assessment, October, 2011

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