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North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) through a joint venture with Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) on behalf of Assam State Electricity Board is planning to undertake the Margherita Thermal Power Plant project in Assam, India.
The project involves the construction of a 660MW coal based power plant.
The project will include the construction of coal washing units, a water transmission pipeline, raw water storage tanks, a switchyard for power evacuation, a powerhouse, a substation and other related facilities, the installation of turbines and generators, and the laying of transmission lines .
From the total energy generated by the plant, the state will receive around 200MW while the remaining energy will be added to the national grid.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been appointed as the supply contractor and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) as associate developer for the project. The coal required for the plant will be sourced from the nearby Margherita Coal mines.
On July 7, 2014, APGCL invited tenders for appointing consultant to prepare details project report (DPR) for the project with submission deadline on October 27, 2014.
In September 2014, the project received the clearance for coal linkage.
In April 2015, the State government has urged the Union Power Ministry to facilitate coal linkage for the project. Initially, the State government had sought coal linkage for the project from NECL in September 2014, but the Union Power Ministry clarified that it was not feasible owing to the requirements of the other power project.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the project was submitted on January 23, 2016 prepared by Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd.
On March 30, 2016, the application for the extension of validity of ToR (Terms of Reference) was submitted.
The project is facing delay as government is not assuring to provide coal linkage to the proposed plant.
The project involves the construction of a 660MW coal based power plant in Assam, India.
The US$1,313 million project includes the following: