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.
The 500 MW Stage IV expansion of the power station is currently being proposed by NTPC. 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.
Project details of expansion
Sponsor: National Thermal Power Corporation
Location: Unchahar, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 25.9131, 81.327483
Capacity: 500 MW
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, May 10, 2013; and Environmental Impact Assessment, October, 2011
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