Power

Essar Energy, a first mover among the private-sector players in the Indian power industry, currently has a total installed generation capacity of 3,910 MW.

Essar Energy is one of India's leading private power producers with more than 15-year operating track record. The company's power business currently has seven operational power plants in India and one operational power plant in Algoma, Canada, with a total installed generation capacity of 3,910 MW.

This capacity is increasing to 6,700 MW by the end of March 2014. Essar Energy also has access to approximately 500 mmt of coal resources across seven coal blocks in India and overseas. 

 

 Status Project
Location
Capacity (MW)
Operational
Essar Power Hazira
Gujarat
515
Vadinar Power
Gujarat
120
Bhander Power
Gujarat
500
Algoma Power Plant
Canada
85
Vadinar P1
Gujarat
 380
Salaya I
Gujarat 
 1,200 
Vadinar P2
Gujarat 
510 
Mahan I (Unit I)
Madhya Pradesh 
600 

Total current

 

 

3,910

Under construction

 

 

 

 

Mahan I ( Unit II)
Madhya Pradesh
600
Hazira II
Gujarat
270
Paradip
Orissa
120
Tori I
Jharkhand
1,200
Tori II
Jharkhand
600

Total under construction

 

6,700

 

OPERATING

Essar Power - Hazira (515 MW)

Commissioned in October 1997, the Essar Power-Hazira power plant is a multi-fuel (naphtha, high-speed diesel, natural gasoline liquid and/or natural gas) combined-cycle power plant located near the Essar Steel facility in Hazira, Gujarat.

Essar Steel and GUVNL, the Gujarat State power utility, purchase 215 MW and 300 MW of the power, respectively. They are responsible for providing the fuel required at the power plant to generate the power.

Vadinar Power - Jamnagar (120 MW)

The Vadinar Power power plant, located at the Vadinar refinery complex, is one of the Vadinar refinery's captive power and steam co-generation plant. The plant is a 120 MW refinery residue-based multi-fuel, captive, co-generation plant, with capacity to generate 77 MW of power and 230 tph of steam.

Essar Oil provides the fuel required at the power plant to generate the power and steam for the power plant's operations.

Bhander Power - Hazira (500 MW)

The Bhander Power-Hazira plant, located in Hazira, Gujarat, is a natural gas-fired combined-cycle captive power plant. The plant was commissioned in 2006 and commenced full commercial operations in October 2008.

Essar Steel and other Essar Affiliated Companies are responsible for providing the natural gas required by the Bhander Power-Hazira plant, and in turn take the power generated pursuant to their PPAs with Bhander Power

Algoma Power Plant - Canada (85 MW)

Essar Power (Canada) (formerly Algoma Energy LLP) owns and operates the Algoma Power Plant in Ontario, Canada. This 85 MW co-generation plant was commissioned on June 13, 2009. The plant's facilities include two 375,000 pound/hour boilers and a 105 MW turbine. The power plant converts waste gases from Essar Steel, Algoma, in to electricity and steam for the steelworks. 63 MW of the power produced is sold to the Ontario Power Authority pursuant to a 20 year power purchase agreement which expires in 2029.

Vadinar P1- Gujarat (380 MW)

The Vadinar P1 power plant, located at the Vadinar refinery complex, is the Vadinar refinery's second captive power plant. This plant is a 380 MW natural gas-fired combined- cycle plant. This plant was the first to be commissioned since the Company's IPO in May 2010. 

Essar Oil provides the fuel required at the power plant to generate the power and steam for the power plant's operations.

Salaya I - Gujarat (1,200 MW)

The Salaya I power plant, located near Essar Oil's refinery complex at Vadinar, Jamnagar district, Gujarat, is an imported coal-fueled thermal power plant with two 600-MW generation units. Salaya I Unit 1 (600 MW) starts commercial operations from April 2012.

Coal for the plant will be extracted from Essar Energy's captive coal mine in Indonesia.

Vadinar P2 - Gujarat (510 MW)

Vadinar P2 power plant consists of a multi-fuel (coal, naphtha, light cycle oil, clarified slurry oil and furnace oil) co-generation power plant with 325 MW of power capacity and 900 tons per hour (tph) of steam capacity. Steam from the facility will be provided to Essar Oil's Vadinar refinery and power supplied to Essar Oil, Essar Steel and the merchant market.

Fuel for Vadinar P2 will be provided by Essar Oil and Essar Steel in line with their purchase requirements.

Mahan I - Madhya Pradesh (Unit I - 600 MW)

The Mahan I power plant is a 1,200 MW (2x600 MW) captive coal-fired pit-head power plant located in Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh. Mahan I Unit I synchronised and began commercial operations from 29 April 2013.

Coal for the plant will be supplied from the Mahan captive coal block located approximately 5 km from the power plant site.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Mahan I - Madhya Pradesh (Unit II - 600 MW)

The Mahan I Unit II is a part of Mahan I power plant which is a 1,200 MW (2x600 MW) captive coal-fired pit-head power plant located in Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh.

Coal for the plant will be supplied from the Mahan captive coal block.

Hazira II - Gujarat (270 MW)

The Hazira II power plant, located at Hazira, Gujarat, will be fueled predominantly by imported coal and corex gas and fines from the adjacent Essar Steel corex plant and comprises two generation units of 135-MW capacity.

Power from the plant will be supplied back to Essar Steel.

Paradip - Orissa (120 MW)

The Paradip power plant will be a coal-fired power plant comprising four generation units of 30 MW each located in Paradip, Orissa. Paradip is a well-equipped and serviced port, an advantage for the supply of imported coal.

Power from the plant will be supplied to Essar Steel.

Tori I - Jharkhand (1,200 MW)

The Tori I power plant will be a captive pit-head coal-fired power plant, comprising two generation units of 600 MW capacity each, located in Latehar district, Jharkhand.

Fuel for the project will be sourced from the Chakla and Ashok Karkata captive coal blocks owned by the company. These blocks are currently under development and proceeding through their respective clearance processes.

Tori II - Jharkhand (600 MW)

The Tori II power plant is a 600 MW expansion of the Tori I power project. Essar Power Jharkhand has acquired the land for the project and the single boiler, turbine, generator unit.

The Company expects to fuel the expansion project from the coal mines already allocated to it at Chakla and Ashok Karkata. 

COAL RESERVES

Mahan Coal Block

The Mahan coal block is located in Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh. It has an estimated reserve of 125 mt and is operated by Mahan Coal Ltd which is a 50:50 joint venture between Essar Power and Hindalco. The offtake ratio between Essar Power and Hindalco is in the ratio of 60:40. The mine has an approved annual production of 8.5 mt. The coal extracted from this mine will be used by the Mahan 1 power plant.  

Amelia Coal Mine

In September 2011, the Company secured a second coal source for the Mahan I project when it was allocated a share of the coal from the Amelia Coal block by the Madhya Pradesh state government. Essar Power and another company were jointly allocated 20% of the coal from Amelia which will be operated by the Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation. Amelia is estimated to have around 287 million tonnes of coal reserves, according to the Ministry of Coal. The Amelia block is in the approvals stage.

Chakla Coal Block

The Chakla Coal Block is located in Jharkhand and has an estimate reserve of 71mt. The coal from this mine will be used in the Tori I and Tori II power plants. Essar Power has a 100% allocation of this coal block. This mine is still in the approvals stage.

Ashok Karkata Coal Block

The Chakla Coal Block is located in Jharkhand and has an estimate reserve of 100 mt. The coal from this mine will be used in the Tori I and Tori II power plants. Essar Power has a 100% allocation of this coal block. This mine is still in the approvals stage.

Rampia Coal Block

The Rampia Coal Block is located in Orissa and Essar Power's share of this block has an estimate reserve of 112 mt. The coal from this mine will be used in the Navabharat power plant. This mine is still in the approvals stage.

Aries Coal Mine

The Aries Coal Mine is situated in Indonesia. It was acquired in April 2010 for US$ 118 Mn. It is a JORC resource with a 2P reserves of 72 mt with a potential production of 4 million tonnes per annum. This mine is currently under development and has received 'in principal' Panjam Pakai forest approval. The coal extracted from this mine will be used in Salaya I power plant. 

Mozambique Coal Mine

The Mozambique coal mine is located in the Tete district in Mozambique. It has an estimated mineable reserves of 35 mt.  This mine is under development. The coal extracted from this mine will be used in the Salaya I power plant.