New Power Projects:
(A) Pragati-III Power Project at Bawana:
The foundation stone of the project was laid by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 25.03.08 and Turn-key order for setting up the project was placed on BHEL on 30.04.08. Civil works are in progress. The project is scheduled for commissioning before common wealth games 2010.
(B) Pragati – II Power Project at Bamnauli :
To meet the power demand of Delhi, it is proposed to set up a 750 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Project, Pragati Phase-II, at Bamnauli by Pragati Power Corporation Ltd. Land has been acquired. EIA and Other Studies, preparation of Feasibility Report etc. are in progress. Necessary clearances are being arranged and inputs tied up. As soon as the gas availability is firmed up, action will be taken to appoint Consultant and select suitable EPC Contractor for setting up the project. Plant is likely to be commissioned by 2011-12.
(C) Indira Gandhi STPP in Distt. Jhajjar, Haryana:
A 1500 MW coal based Super Thermal Power Project is being established by Aravali Power Company Pvt. Ltd., a Joint Venture of NTPC Ltd., IPGCL& HPGCL with equity contribution in the ratio of 50:25:25: resp. The power generated shall be shared equally by Delhi & Haryana i.e. 750MW shall be available to delhi from the year 2010-11.
(D) Development of Mara – II Mahan Coal Block in Distt. Singrauli, MP:
A Coal Block Mara –II Mahan in Distt. Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh has been allocated jointly to Harayana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (HPGCL) and Govt. of NCT of Delhi / IPGCL.
To expedite the activities of coal block development, a Joint Venture Company of HPCL & IPGCL, named, ‘Yamuna Coal Co. Pvt. Ltd. ‘ has been formed.
Necessary prospecting license and permission for geological / Topographical surveys are expected in 2009-10 which may facilitate coal mining in 36 to 48 months. Accordingly, establishment of a pithead based power station shall be explored for sharing of power by Delhi and Haryana. This will yield cheaper power to Delhi.