Surat Lignite Power Plant

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Surat Lignite power station is a 500 MW power station of Gujarat Industries in Gujarat state, India. Two additional units of 300 MW each have been proposed at the site.

Location

The undated satellite photo shows the power station at Nani Naroli Tal village, Mangrol taluk, Surat district, Gujarat state, India.[1]

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Background

The first two units were commissioned in 2000 and 1999, and is listed as using lignite coal from a captive mine - either the company's Mangrol Mines or Vastan Mines in Gujarat.[2][1]

2010 Expansion

Gujarat Industries added an additional third and fourth unit of a combined 250 megawatts (MW) to the power station in 2010, for use with lignite coal from a captive mine.[3][4]

Further expansion under consideration

On its website (February 2012) the company states that the government of Gujarat "has consented to allot 500 MW Expansion Phase-3 also to Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited and the Site Selection, Environmental Clearance, and Engineering Activities by consultants for the same are in progress."[5] An EIA was submitted in April 2013.[6][7]

However, as of December 2017 environmental clearance has not been granted, and the project appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: Gujarat Industries
Location: Nani Naroli Tal village, Mangrol taluk, Surat district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 21.47087, 73.1484028[1](exact)
Status:

  • Unit 1: Operating (2000)[1]
  • Unit 2: Operating (1999)[1]
  • Unit 3: Operating (2010)[1]
  • Unit 4: Operating (2010)[1]
  • Units 5-6: Cancelled

Nameplate capacity:

  • Unit 1: 125 MW
  • Unit 2: 125 MW
  • Unit 3: 125 MW
  • Unit 4: 125 MW
  • Unit 5: 300 MW
  • Unit 6: 300 MW

Type:
Projected in service:
Coal Source: Mangrol Mines, Vastan Mines
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Impact Assessment for units 5 and 6, Gujarat Industries, April 2013

Resources and articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Surat Lignite Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012
  2. "SLPP Station-I (Unit 1 & 2)," Gujarat Industries, accessed February 2012.
  3. "List of major power projects to be commissioned from 2010 to 2012," Industry Monitor, last edited May 20, 2010.
  4. "SLPP Station-I (Unit 3 & 4)," Gujarat Industries, accessed February 2012.
  5. Torrent Power, "Company Profile", Gujarat Industries Power Company website, accessed February 2012.
  6. Environmental Impact Assessment for units 5 and 6, Gujarat Industries, April 2013
  7. "Expansion by addition of 2x300 MW SLPP (Station–III) Power Project (Unit 5 & 6) at Village Nani Naroli by M/s Gujarat Industries," Minutes of the 20th EAC meeting, 28-29 August, 2014

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