Raghunathpur thermal power project is a proposed 1200 (MW) coal-fired power project promoted by Damodar Valley Corporation ( DVC) at Purulia district in West Bengal, India. An additional 1,320 MW has also been proposed at the site.
The first phase was supposed to become operational in November 2014. But because of major issues such as non-availability of land, water and rail connectivity, the project has been delayed. A second phase (1320 MW) has also been proposed.
Unit 1 was commissioned in August 2014, and Unit 2 is planned for March 2015. Phase II is under construction and planned for completion by 2017.
Sponsor: Damodar Valley Corporation
Location: Raghunathpur village, Purulia district, West Bengal
Coordinates: 23.6219101, 86.6607034
Status: Phase II: Construction
Capacity: Phase I: 1200 MW (2 x 600 MW); Phase II: 1,320 MW
Projected in service: 2014-15 (Phase I)
Permits and applications:
- Phase I: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, October 18, 2007;
- Phase II: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, May 23, 2012
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Growth Plans: 11th Plan Capacity Addition Programme”, Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
- “DVC trims power target”, The Telegraph, March 31, 2014.
- Broad Status Report, India Central Electrical Authority, February 2015
- “DVC project to be ready by March after 18-month delay” The Hindu, December 17, 2012.
- Mamta assures support for katwa, Raghunathpur power plant