Major Thermal Power Plants


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A thermal power plant is generally a steam driven power plant. The force that spins the turbines in the plant is steam that is either used to drive an electric generator or any other work that requires power.
However there are variations in the functioning of different types of thermal power plants which mostly depends of the kind of fuel used. The most frequently used fuel for thermal power plants in India is coal.

About 70% of the electricity consumed in India is generated through thermal power plants. India is home to numerous thermal power plants which are renowned all over the world.

Below is a list of the Major Thermal Power Plants in India

Anpara thermal power station- Uttar Pradesh

Located on the banks of Rihand reservoir in the district of Sonebhadra in Uttarpradesh the Anpara thermal power station is a coal fired thermal power plant. Situated at a distance of 200 km from Varanasi on Pipri-singrauli road this power station is well connected by air/rail and road route from other major cities. This thermal power plant has 5 operational units with a total installed capacity of 500 MW.

Bakreswar Thermal Power Project - West Bengal

The Bakreswar Thermal Power Project is one of the most prominent thermal power projects in India. It is situated at a distance of just 260 Km away from Kolkata, West Bengal. The project has clear rail track access via Chinpai on the Andal-Sinthia Line of Eastern Railways. The Bakreswar Thermal Power Project is running with five operational units having total installed capacity of 1050 MW. Expansion of another 600 MW unit (sixth unit) has been envisaged for implementation during the Eleventh-Five-year Plan period.

Panipat Thermal Power Station II

A coal based Thermal Power Plants in India the Panipat Thermal Power Station II is located in Panipat in Haryana. Developed under four stages this thermal power plant has 8 units in total with an installed capacity of 250 MW.

Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Station

A coal based power plant of HPGCL the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant is located at Yamunagar in Haryana . Commissioned in April 2008 with its first unit today this power plant has two units with a total installed capacity of 600 MW.

Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Station

The Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Station is situated in Kedar in the Hisar district of Haryana. One of the lowest costing power projects in India so far this power plant is a coal based power plants of HPGCL. This thermal power plant has 2 units with a total installed capacity of 600 MW.

Kota Super Thermal Power Plant

Situated on the bank of River Chambal near Kota in Rajasthan this thermal power station is the state's first major coal fired power plant. Known as one of the most efficient and prestigious thermal power plants in India the Kota Super Thermal Power Plant has received many awards for productivity during 1984,1987, 1989, 1981 and every year since 1992 on wards. This thermal power plant has 28 units with an installed capacity of 1240 MW.


Last Updated on 12/14/2012

 

Major Thermal Power Plants in India

 




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