GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Power
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 271
TO BE ANSWERED ON 20.10.2008
Setting Up of Ultra Mega Power Projects .
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:-
to answer to Unstarred Question 429, given in the Rajya Sabha on the 3rd March, 2008 and state:
(a) whether any further progress has been made towards identifying the sites for ten Ultra Mega Power Projects, to be set up in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the details of those Mega Power Projects which are likely to be completed within the Eleventh Five Year Plan, indicating the annual power to be generated and the areas to be served, in each case?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF POWER
( SHRI JAIRAM RAMESH )
(a) & (b) : Further to the progress given in response to Unstarred Question No.429 answered on 3.3.2008 of the nine Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) envisaged under the Central Government initiative, the current position regarding site identification is as follow:-
In Orissa, a site near Bhedabahal village in Sundergarh district has since been identified and confirmed by State Government. The State Government has also confirmed water allocation from Hirakud reservoir for 7 months and from Ib river for 5 months. However, the CEA has requested Government of Orissa to allow drawal of water from Hirakud reservoir only. In Chhattisgarh, a site located near villages Salka and Khameria in district Sarguja has been confirmed by the State Government. However, the approval for water allocation for the proposed UMPP has not yet been provided by the government of Chhattisgarh. In Tamil Nadu, a site in Cheyyur village in Kanchipuram district, along with site for development of a captive port near Paramankeni village, has been finalized and approved by the State Government. Site investigation work has been initiated by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). In Maharashtra, the State Government has recently indicated a site near Munge village in Devgarh Taluka in Sindhudurg District along with a captive port near Achra creek. In Karnataka, a suitable site has not been identified.
(c) : Full benefits of these projects are expected in the 12th Plan. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have been signed in respect of three of the projects i.e. Sasan, Mundra and Krishnapatnam, where the bidding process has been completed and the projects awarded to the identified developers. However, as per the PPA, the developers have an option to advance the commissioning schedule. The revised PPA has been signed in respect of Sasan and Mundra UMPP. According to the revised PPA, two units each of Sasan (2x660 MW) and Mundra (2x800 MW) UMPPs will come in 11th Plan; the States to be served by these UMPPs are:
Sasan UMPP: Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana & Madhya Pradesh.
Mundra UMPP: Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat & Maharashtra.