CLP Gets Approval for Gas-Power Plant Expansion in India

19 April 2011 (Last Updated April 19th, 2011 18:30)

China Light and Power (CLP) has received approval from Central Electricity Authority for the proposed expansion of the 1,200MW gas-based power plant in Gujarat, India. The INR60bn ($1.3bn) expansion is expected to revive the project, which had been stalled for five years, due to the sca

China Light and Power (CLP) has received approval from Central Electricity Authority for the proposed expansion of the 1,200MW gas-based power plant in Gujarat, India.

The INR60bn ($1.3bn) expansion is expected to revive the project, which had been stalled for five years, due to the scarcity of natural gas.

The company said it plans to construct the plant only when the committed fuel allocation is fulfilled.

The project is expected to get fuel allocation starting next year, following appraisal by the Central Electricity Authority.

The plant is expected to generate 655MW of energy, reports the Business Standard.