Environmental assessment report: Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project

The Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (the Project) is developed by Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) in response to the plan of the Government of India (the Government) to increase the electricity production capacity of the country by 100,000 megawatts (MW) by the year 2012. To achieve economies of scale, the Government prefers large-scale projects that can meet the requirements of a number of states. The Project, awarded to CGPL on a build, own, and operate basis, is a supercritical coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 4,000 MW. Various packages are currently at the bidding stage, and the Project is scheduled for full commercial operation in June 2012.

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