Adhunik Power And Natural Resources (APNRL) is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) owning and operating a 2x270 MW coal based thermal power plant in Padampur, Saraikela-Kharsawan, Jharkhand State. APNRL inaugurated its first unit of 2x270 MW coal fired thermal power plant on 16th October 2012. This power plant is operating for about 10 years. The Project is 2x270 MW (Gross) coal fired power plant located in Padampur in Saralkela-Kharsawan district and is about 20 kms from Jamshedpur. The power from the project is being evacuated through CTU substation (PGCIL) located very near to the power plant site. APNRL signed Long Term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) directly with Jharkhand State Electricity Board, WBSEDCL (PTC) and TANGEDCO.

APNRL built this 2x270 MW power plant through BTG and multiple BOP contracts. Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited was the Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) Contractor responsible for Boiler Turbine Generator package and they provided complete BTG ; auxiliaries excluding civil works. All other balance of plant systems and civil works were executed through multiple BOP package contractors.

Water requirement for the power plant is fulfilled from Subarnarekha River which about 10 km from the plant. Presently around 400 on roll employees are working in this plant. This plant is providing jobs to thousands of other employee through contracts directly or indirectly.

The availability of Coal in abundance makes Jharkhand an ideal state for setting up Thermal Power Plants at the Coal Pits. The Present total installed power capacity of Jharkhand is 2590 MW. APNRL with a total of 540 MW comes to about 21% of the present installed capacity. The coal for APNRL plant comes from BCCL and CCL mines situated in the Jharkhand state.