Harduaganj power project is an exiting 1170 (MW) coal-fired power project promoted by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Nigam in Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India. A 660 MW unit is proposed and Odisha’s chandipur coal block has been allocated for this expansion. The global tender has been floated for setting up the power plant.
The land requirement for the proposed extension is estimated as 69.5 ha which is available with the proponent. No additional land would be acquired for the proposed expansion. Coal will be used as a fuel, which will be obtained from BCCL and CCL Coal Mines at a distance of about 1,000 km. The coal requirement is estimated as 8573 TPD and will be transported by rail. Coal will have sulphur content of 0.3% and ash content of 34%. Water requirement of 1200 m3/hr will be met from Upper Ganga Canal from the already allocated quantity of water for the project. COC of 5 will be adopted. No ecologically sensitive area is reported within 25 Km. Public hearing was held on 1st September, 2006. Total cost of the project is Rs 2000.00 crores which includes Rs 100.88 crores for environmental protection measures.
Project Details for expansion
Sponsor: Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut
Location: Kasimpur village, Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 28.0175, 78.13
Status: Stage II (units 8 and 9): Operating 2011 and 2012, Stage III: Pre-permit development
Capacity: Stage II: 500 MW (2 x 250 MW), Stage III: 660 MW
Type: Stage II: Subcritical, Stage III: Supercritical
Coal Source: Chandipara coal block in Odisha
Permits and applications:Environmental Clearance for Stage II, units 8 & 9, 2007, Terms of Reference for Stage III, 2010
- “Harduaganj Thermal Power Station”, Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut website.
- “Monthly report on broad status of thermal power projects in the country,” Ministry of Power, September 2013
- 1x 660 MW Coal Based extension unit at TPS Kasimpur by UPRVUNL-Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd, Thermal MoEF News, July 2, 2011
- Cylinder blast kills 3, injures 16 near Aligarh, Indian Express, May 3, 2015
- Harduaganj power plant to get unit of 660 MW, The Times Of India, July 14, 2015