31 October, 2019

Thermal Power Plants in India







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Thermal Power Plants

More than 65 percent of India's electricity generation capacity comes from thermal power plants. 85 percent of the country's thermal power generation based on coal.

A thermal power plant is mostly a steam-driven power plant. The turbines spin by force using an electric generator or using any other power. India is consuming 70% of the electricity comes from thermal power plants.

Key Points:

  • India's biggest power source is thermal power.
  • More than 70% of the thermal energy consumed in India.

Here we have given top 10 thermal power plants in india and location of thermal power plants in india, which is useful for candidates preparing for IBPS SBI PO Clerk Bank exams, SSC, Railway, etc.

1. Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station:

Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station

It is the first thermal power plant in india. Vindhyachal thermal power station operated by NTPC. It is located in Madhya Pradesh, Singrauli district.

Vindyachal power plant is the coal-based thermal power plant in India. The power plant capacity is 4760MW. It is the largest thermal power plants in india.

Key Points:

  • Operator: NTPC
  • Location: Vindhya Nagar, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh
  • Operational Units: 7 × 500 MW, 6 × 210 MW
  • Capacity (MW): 4,760
  • Opened: 1987

2. Mundra Thermal Power Station:

Mundra Thermal Power Station

Mundra thermal power station operated by Adani power. It is located in Gujarat, Kutch district.

Mundra thermal power station is a coal-based power plant. The capacity of the power plant is 4,620MW. It is currently the second biggest operating thermal power plant in India.

Key Points:

  • Operator: Adani Power
  • Location: Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat
  • Capacity : 4,620MW
  • Operational Units: 5 × 660 MW, 4 × 330 MW
  • Opened: 2008

3. Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project:

Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project

Mundra Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) is operated by Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), a subsidiary of Tata Power. It is located in Gujarat, Kutch district.

The capacity of the Mundra ultra mega power project is 4,000MW. It is a coal-fired power plant. It is the third-largest thermal power plant in India.

Key Points:

  • Operator: Tata Power
  • Location: Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat
  • Capacity (MW): 4,000
  • Operational Units:: 5 × 800 MW
  • Opened: 2012

4. KSK Mahanadi Power Project:

KSK Mahanadi Power Project

KSK Mahanadi power project operated by KSK Energy Ventures Limited. It is located at Nariyara village in Akaltara tehsil of Janjgir-Champa district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

KSK Mahanadi power project capacity is 3600 MW. It is a coal-fired power plant.

Key Points:

  • Operator: KSK Energy Ventures Limited
  • Location: Nariyara, Janjgir–Champa district, Chhattisgarh
  • Capacity (MW): 3,600
  • Operational Units::6×600 MW
  • Opened: 2014

5. Jindal Megha Power Plant:

Jindal Megha Power Plant

Jindal Megha power plant operated by Jindal Power Limited. The power plant is which is a subsidiary of Jindal Steel and Power. It is located in Tamnar village near Raigarh town in Raigarh district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Jindal Megha power plant capacity is 3400MW. It is a coal-based thermal power plant. The coal for the plant is sourced from the captive coal mine.

Key Points:

  • Operator: Jindal
  • Location: Tamnar, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
  • Capacity (MW): 3,400
  • Operational Units::4×250 MW
  • Opened: 2007

6. Tiroda Thermal Power Station:

Tiroda Thermal Power Station

The Tiroda thermal power plant operated by adani power Maharashtra. It is located in Tirora, Gondia, Maharashtra.

The Capacity of Tiroda thermal power plant is a 3,300MW. It is a coal-based power generation plant.

Key Points:

  • Operator: Adani Power
  • Location: Tirora, Gondia, Maharashtra
  • Capacity (MW): 3,300
  • Operational Units:: 5x660 MW
  • Opened: 2009

7. Barh Super Thermal Power Station:

Barh Super Thermal Power Station

Barh super thermal power station operated by NTPC. It is located in India's Bihar state, Patna, Barh.

The capacity of barh super thermal power station is 3300. It is coal-based power plant.

Key Points:

  • Operator: NTPC
  • Location: Barh, Patna, Bihar
  • Capacity (MW): 3,300
  • Operational Units: 2 X 660 MW 3 X 660 MW
  • Opened: 1999

8. Talcher Super Thermal Power Station:

Talcher Super Thermal Power Station

The talcher super thermal power station operated by NTPC. It is located in the Angul district of Odisha.

The capacity of talcher super thermal power station is a 3,000MW. It coal-fired power plant. It is also known as NTPC Talcher Kaniha.

Key Points:

  • Operator: NTPC
  • Location: Kaniha, Angul, Odisha
  • Capacity (MW): 3,000
  • Operational Units: ‎6 × 500 MW
  • opened:1995

9. Sipat Thermal Power Plant:

Sipat Thermal Power Plant

Sipat super thermal power plant operated by NTPC. It is located in Sipat, Bilaspur district, Chhattisgarh.

Sipat super thermal power plant capacity is 2,980MW. It ranks as the eighth-largest thermal power station in India. It is a coal-based power plant.

Key Points:

  • Operator: NTPC
  • Location: Sipat, Bilby NTPC, Operataspur, Chhattisgarh
  • Capacity (MW): 2,980
  • Operational Units: 3x 660 MW, 2x500
  • Opened: 2013

10. NTPC Dadri:

NTPC Dadri

National capital power station operated by NTPC. It is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

The capacity of the national capital power station is 2637MW. It is a coal & gas-fired thermal power plant.

Key Points:

  • Operated: NTPC
  • Location‎: ‎Gautam Budh Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh
  • Capacity: 2,637 MW
  • Operational Units: ‎1820 MW Coal & 817 MW Gas
  • Opened‎: ‎1991

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