Sasan ultra mega power project: A brief report

Sasan ultra mega power project: A brief report

Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) is an upcoming 3,960 MW pit-head coal-based power plant inMadhya Pradesh. The project is the first domestic coal-based UMPP awarded inthe country by the Government of India.

In order to meet the growing gap between demand and supply of power, the government has come up with the concept of UMPPs. These large scale projects are aimed at building large capacities at low costs which can sell power at low tariffs to consumers. The projects are awarded to developers on tariff-based competitive bidding on a Build-Own-Operate basis.  Power Finance Corporation (PFC) the financial
institution under the Ministry of Power,is the nodal agency for getting the basic infrastructure like land, water supply, environment clearances, etc. for UMPPs.  

Sasan UMPP is a pit-head power project and has been allocated three captive coal mine blocks – Moher,
Moher Amlori extension and Chhatrasal – which have reserves in excess 750 million tones.Plans for development of these mines were prepared and approval for the same was got in a record period of seven months. The approved mine plan of all three mines put together envisages production of 25 million tonnes of coal per annum making these mines among India's largest.