Solapur power station

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Solapur power station is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Maharashtra, India.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Fatatewadi and Ahirwadi villages.

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Background

The project obtained environmental clearance on December 27, 2010. It will use supercritical technology.[1][2]

As of 2014 the project is under construction.[3][2]

In October 2016 three workers were killed by a falling 100-ton girder.[4]

Unit 1 was commissioned in April 2017.[5]

Unit 2 is planned for 2018,[6] later pushed to 2019.[7]

Unit 2 was commissioned in March 2019.[8][9]

Opposition

On April 17, 2015, hundreds of farmers and land owners began protesting the project site, demanding higher compensation from NTPC for their lands acquired for the power station. According to The Hindu Business Line, a platoon of 150 police personnel were deployed, and the construction site - spread over 2,000 acres - was declared a prohibited area under the Official Secrets Acts.[10]

Project Details

Sponsor: NTPC
Location: Fatatewadi and Ahirwadi villages, South Solapur taluk, Solapur district, Maharashtra[1]
Coordinates: 17.551296, 75.9831995 (exact)
Status: Operating
Capacity: 1320 MW (2x 660 MW)
Type: Supercritical[1]
Start year: 2017 (Unit 1), 2019 (Unit 2)
Coal Source: Mahanadi CoalFields Limited (letter of assurance for supply obtained)[1]
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, December 27, 2010

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "2×660 MW Super TPP by NTPC Ltd.," Thermal MoEF News, July 2, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Investors Presentation," Sh. A.K. Singhal, Director of Finance, 1 August 2013, pages 34 and 35
  3. "NTPC Investor presentation," August 1, 2013.
  4. "Three killed in accident at NTPC's upcoming Solarpur Plant," Business Standard, 7 October 2016
  5. "NTPC commissions 660 MW Solarpur power project," The Hindu, 7 April 2017
  6. “Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country,” India Ministry of Power, Sep 2017
  7. “Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country,” India Ministry of Power, Feb 2018
  8. "Executive Summary of the power sector," India CEA, March 2019
  9. "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, March 2019
  10. "Solapur farmers stage protests at NTPC plant site, demand higher compensation," The Hindu Business Line, Apr 23, 2015

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