Public Sector enterprise Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Limited has been allocated coal block in West Bengal for its upcoming 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW) Buxar Thermal Power Project in Bihar, by the Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India. The coal blocks have been allocated on the recommendations of Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) by the Ministry of Coal. SJVN is among the six central PSU allocated the coal blocks. The Deocha-Pachami coal block in West Bengal to be shared by the six state power PSUs along with SJVN Limited has a reserve of 2102 MT.
After great success in the field of hydro power development, SJVN is now venturing into the field of Thermal Power Generation. The Company has been allotted the 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Project in Chausa, by the Govt. of Bihar. An MoU in this regard was signed by the Company on 17th January, 2013.
The Buxar Project will generate 9090 million units of electricity at 85% Plant Load Factor. The cost of construction of the project at current price level is estimated at ` 6891 crore. Annual requirement of coal for the project is 6.25 M.T.
SJVN’s 412 MW Rampur Hydro Electric Project and 47.6 MW Khirvire Wind Power Project are also scheduled to be commissioned during the current financial year. SJVN will thus add 460 MW to its capacity during the year.