Power generation and distribution
One of the problems that emerged through the stakeholder consultations was that Nagpur does not get adequate power supply due to large scale industrial activity. This problem faced by existing and prospective entrepreneurs would be resolved to a considerable extent in the coming years. Several power projects have been planned, given the geographical advantages that Nagpur has to offer.
The Nagpur region has large deposits of coal. The Western India Coalfields has its head office in Nagpur and has large mining operations in a 150 km radius of the present Nagpur airport. As a result, coal washing is also a major industry around Nagpur. Due to large deposits of coal in the region, it offers an attractive location for coal-based power generation. It is estimated that coal deposits are sufficient to generate 4500 MW of power annually. The planned power generation capacity of Koradi and Khaparkheda will add another 1500 MW of power. The SEZ area in the MIHAN region will also have its captive power generating plant of 100 MW for assured power supply. Nagpur will also witness an investment of Rs180 crores for revamping and modernising the distribution system under the Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme. This will improve the quality and reliability of power distributed.