Coal-Fired Plants in India - other states
Location: Delhi
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 100 MW, 2 X 210 MW
Operation: 1973-1981
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL, DDIT

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Power
Posted 12 May 2004

Location: Bihar
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 660 MW
Operation: 2014-2017
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: Taganrog, BHEL
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electorsila, Siemens
EPC: Technopromexport, Zarubezhenergoproekt, BHEL, Power Mech Projects Ltd
Quick facts: In Sep 2001, NTPC received TEC for three 660-MW units as the first stage of Barh STPS in Patna Dist. MOEF clearance was obtained in Aug 2004 and Board approval for the investment was received in Feb 2005. In Mar 2005, the BTG and EPC orders were awarded to Russian suppliers and the supercritical units were originally to commission starting in Aug 2009, but delays were encountered in deliveries of the parts and materials and in contracting. The first unit of the Rs9,093cr project has slipped until 2016, or later as NTPC deals with ongoing contractual disputes. In Mar 2008, BHEL got an order for two 660-MW SC boilers at Barh Stage-II with the T/G order following in Oct 2008. In Jan 2009, BHEL placed an order with Siemens for key components for the T/G sets. The Rs7,341cr, Stage-II units were BHEL’s first at this rating and the first set was completed in Nov 2013, although not declared commercial until Nov 2014.

Photograph by sumit07(wikimapia)
Posted 22 Nov 2014

Location: Jharkhand
Operator: Damodar Valley Corp
Configuration: 4 X 45 MW, 3 X 210 MW
Operation: 1953-1993
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: CE, Babcock Power, BHEL
T/G supplier: AEG, GE, MAN, BHEL

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Power
Posted 12 May 2004

Dadri (NCTPP)
Location: Delhi
Operator: National Thermal Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 210 MW
Operation: 1991-1994
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: CE, BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Power
Posted 12 May 2004

Guru Hargobind
Location: Punjab
Operator: Punjab State Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 210 MW, 2 X 250 MW
Operation: 1997-2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: NHEL
EPC: TCE, BHEL, UB Engineering Ltd, Gannon Dunkerley
Quick facts: This plant is also known as Lehra Mohabbat. Coal is from North Karanopura field.

Photograph by Harpreet Singh Sran (
Posted 31 Mar 2011

Location: Bihar
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 210 MW, 3 X 500 MW
Operation: 1992-2008
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: Podoloski, BHEL
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electorsila, BHEL
Quick facts: Kahalgaon is on the Ganga River and uses coal from the Rajmahal fields of Easten Coalfields Ltd. Electricity is sent out to Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Sikkim, and West Bengal. Unit-5 was synchronized on 31 Mar 2007 and went commercial on 1 Aug 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Power
Posted 9 Aug 2008

Location: Jharkhand
Operator: Coal India Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 10 MW
Operation: 1995
Fuel: waste coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, Hindustan Steelworks Construction
Quick facts: This is a CFB captive power plant at the Kathara coking coal washery in the East Bokaro coal field. Output is about 80 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Coal India
Posted 20 Jul 2011

Rajpura Nabha
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: Nabha Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 700 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: subbituinous coal
Boiler supplier: L&T- MHI Pvt Ltd
T/G supplier: L&T- MHI Pvt Ltd
EPC: Larsen & Toubro-Sargent & Lundy, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: In Nov 2009, L&T submitted the lowest bid for the Rajpura TPS at Nalash village, Patiala district. L&T’s bid was Rs2.89/kWh, followed by that of Welspun Urja India Ltd at Rs2.94/kWh. There were six bidders in all for the project, which was put up for re-bidding by the PSEB in Jun 2009. The other four bidders were Lanco Infra, Adani Power, GMR, and JSW Power. In the previous bid round, which concluded in May 2009, Lanco Infra emerged as the lone bidder for the plant offering a rate of Rs3.38/kWh. While this was lowered to Rs 3.30/kWh after renegotiations, the proposal was rejected by PSERC as there was only a single bid. PSEB was then directed to re-bid. Nabha Power is an SPV of of L&T Power Development Co. An MOU has been signed for a third unit.

Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 2 Feb 2014

Talwandi Sabo
Location: Punjab
Operator: Sterlite Energy Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 660 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: bituinous coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: SEPCO No 1, Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Inst, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: In Dec 2007, the Punjab government approved the Talwandi Sabo power station near Banwala village in Mansa district. In Jul 2008, PSEB issued an LOI to Vedanta unit Sterlite Energy Ltd for the project. SEL submitted the lowest price bid of Rs2.86/kWh and secured a 25yr PPA with PSEB in Sep 2008. This was followed by the laying of the foundation stone. Three supercritical 660-MW units were built on a 2,113ac site. The Rs9,320cr project has approved coal linkage of 8.7mn tpy. The civil work was awarded to L&T in Jun 2010 and Unit-1 was synchronized in Nov 2013 and power production began in early Jun 2014, something around 4yrs past the original schedule. The project cost about Rs 11,000cr.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 7 Jun 2014


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Updated 25-Nov-2014