The Margherita Thermal Power Project is 3,200MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Assam, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2027. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by Assam Power Generation and North Eastern Electric Power. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 51% and 49% respectively.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant. The fuel will be procured from Coal India Limited.

Margherita Thermal Power Project (Margherita Thermal Power Project Phase I Unit I) consists of 2 steam turbines with 800MW nameplate capacity.

Margherita Thermal Power Project (Margherita Thermal Power Project Phase I Unit II) consists of 2 steam turbines with 800MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2027.

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About Assam Power Generation

Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) is an electric utility that generates and distributes electricity. The utility offers operation and maintenance of power generation assets. It provides energy generation to meet the energy demand in the Indian state of Assam. APGCL generates electricity from both conventional thermal power plants and hydro projects. The utility’s projects include Lower Kopili Hydro Electric Project, Borpani Middle-II Small Hydro Electric Project, Margherita Thermal Power Project, Namrup Replacement Power Project, Myntriang Small Hydro Electric Project, Lakwa Replacement Power Project and others. It operates its offices in New Delhi and Kolkata, India. APGCL is headquartered in Guwahati, Assam, India.

About North Eastern Electric Power

North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) is a government-owned electric utility investigates, designs, constructs, generates, operates and maintains power stations in the North Eastern Region of India . NEEPCO generates electricity from hydro, thermal, and solar sources; procures and sells electricity by entering into joint venture agreements with various government electric entities. It operates hydroelectric plants in Nagaland, Assam, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, thermal plants in Tripura and Assam and a solar plant in Tripura. NEEPCO is headquartered in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

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