Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the foundation stones of Buxar and Khurja Thermal Power Plants digitally from Greater Noida. These plants, 1320 MW each are situated at Buxar (Bihar) and Bulandshahar (Uttar Pradesh) respectively The project has been planned with special features to perform as per the latest environmental norms. The project is based on Super Critical technology, closed cycle water re-circulation system for zero discharge concepts.
The coal requirement for the project has been tied-up and it will be supplied by Central Coal (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) while the State Transmission Utility, Bihar has already approved power evacuation system for this project. In terms of the Power Purchase Agreement entered into with the Government of Bihar the project will provide at-least 85% of power generated to the state which will not only reduce demand supply deficit of Bihar in terms of current power scenario but will also boost industrial activity in the state.
The Buxar Thermal Power Project will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 10,439.09 crore and implemented by SJVN Thermal, a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN Ltd.
The Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant will be implemented by THDC India Limited, a Mini Ratna CPSU under the Ministry of Power, GoI. The Khurja STPP will be based on Supercritical Technology with two units of capacity 660 MW each, equipped with latest emission control technology to protect the environment and has high efficiency and uses less fuel to generate power.