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November 22, 2021

Margherita Thermal Power Project, India

By Carmen

The Margherita Thermal Power Project is 3,200MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Assam, India. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 3,200 3,200 Permitting Assam, India Assam Power Generation; North Eastern Electric Power


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.

The thermal power project will consists of 4 turbines each with 800 MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

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 that generates, procures and sells electricity. The company designs, constructs, operates and maintains hydro, thermal and gas projects. 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 hydro electric plants in Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh; thermal plants in Tripura and Assam and a solar plant in Tripura. NEEPCO is headquartered in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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