Ultra Mega Power Projects
The work on four coal based Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs), each with capacity of about 4000 MW have already been awarded and transferred to the identified developers and are at different stages of implementation. The four UMPPs are Sasan in Madhya Pradesh, Mundra in Gujarat, Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Tilaiya in Jharkhand.
In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today Minister of State for Power Shri K.C. Venugopal said the benefits of these projects are to come in 12th Plan, however, as per the present status of development of the projects, two units of Mundra UMPP are expected to come up in 11th Plan. He said presently two UMPPs namely Sarguja in Chhattishgarh and Bedabahal in Orissa are in the bidding process. The Minister said that the site for setting up of one UMPP in Tamil Nadu has been finalized at Cheyyur in Kanchipuram district and for the second UMPP in Andhra Pradesh at Nayunipalli village in Prakasham district. The other UMPPs proposed are in Karnataka, Maharashtra, two additional UMPPs in Orissa, one additional UMPP each in Gujarat, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu. Shri Venugopal said the initiation of bidding process in these UMPPs is contingent upon site finalization, the availability of necessary inputs/clearances from the State Government, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Coal (for pit-head projects).