At the time this project was conceived, there was no other Power Generation Project
planning in Bhavnagar District as well as in the neighboring Districts.
Demand of Saurashtra region at the time was more than 1500 MW.
Availability of Lignite reserve for Power Project in the District: 130 MMT.
Power Demand Supply Position
|Peak demand in 2007
|Capacity required to meet the demand
|Installed Capacity as on March 2007
Installed Capacity as on March 2007
|Projected peak demand in 2012 (As per 16th EPS of CEA)
|Inst. Capacity required to meet this demand
|Additional capacity required during XI Plan
Hence, setting up of this project with capacity as 500 MW (2 X 250 MW) was planned.