Major Thermal Power Stations of India

What is electricity?

Electricity is a source of energy and can be produced from natural minerals, water and fossil fuels. In addition, continuous attention is being given to the development and promotion of non-conventional, alternative, new and reusable sources of energy, such as solar, wind and bio energy, etc. The development of electricity in India started in the late 19th century. Electricity supply started in Darjeeling in 1897. In 1899 a thermal station was established in Calcutta.

Then after that in 1899 at Methur in Tamil Nadu and in 1902 at Shivasamudram in Karnataka the hydro-electric station started functioning. Before independence, electricity was mainly supplied by the private sector and this facility was also limited to a few cities. The Electricity Supply Act issued in 1948 and the formation of State Electricity Boards at various stages of the Five Year Plans was an important step towards the orderly development of the electricity supply industry across the country.

NTPC Limited: NTPC Limited (formerly National Thermal Power Corporation) is the largest power generating company in India. NTPC is ranked 400th in the World's 2000 Largest Companies for 2016. In May 2010, NTPC became a Maharatna company, one of the four companies honored to receive this status. It is a public sector company of India which is registered in Mumbai Stock Exchange. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) was established in 1975 for the maintenance of electricity in New Delhi.

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) was established in 1975 with the aim of all-round development of hydropower. The main objectives of NHPC are to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of electricity in all its aspects through conventional and non-conventional resources in India and abroad, and for transmission, distribution, trading and distribution of electricity generated at stations. Including sales promotion.

The Electricity Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) was incorporated on 23rd October, 1989 to establish and operate regional and national electricity grids for transfer of electricity within and between different regions with reliability, safety and economy and on sound business principles. It was set up as a government establishment. Power Grid was notified as the Central Transmission Organization of the country in 1998. On May 1, 2008, Power Grid was awarded the Navratna status by the Government of India.

Thermal Power: Thermal power plants are the largest energy sources of electricity in India. In a thermal power plant, the chemical energy contained in fossil fuels (coal, fuel oil and natural gas) is converted into thermal energy, mechanical energy and finally electrical energy respectively. In the early stages of energy (power) development in India, thermal power stations were many small and widely dispersed units with very little network connection.

The establishment of four power stations of 60 MW each at Bokaro (Jharkhand) under the Damodar Valley Corporation project was the first step towards the development of thermal energy on a large scale in India. This power station was the forerunner of a wide range of thermal power stations that were later developed.

List of main thermal power stations of India:

State/UT Name of Thermal Power Plant / Station
Andra Pradesh Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant
Bihar Barauni Thermal Power Station
Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station
Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Plant
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Extension Power Plant
Korba Super Thermal Power Plant
Sipat Thermal Power Plant
Dr. Shyama Prakash Mukherjee Thermal Power Plant
Delhi Badarpur Thermal Power Plant
Indraprastha Power Station
Rajghat Power Station
Gujarat Gandhinagar Thermal Power Station
Jhar-Gandhar Thermal Power Station
Kawas Thermal Power Station
Kutch Lignite Thermal Power Station
Mundra Thermal Power Plant
Sabarmati Thermal Power Station
Sikka Thermal Power Station
Surat Lignite Thermal Power Station
Ukai Thermal Power Station
Wancobo Thermal Power Station
Jharkhand Bokaro Thermal Power Station
Chandrapura Thermal Power Station
Patratu Thermal Power Station
Karnataka Bellary Thermal Power Station
Raichur Super Thermal Power Station
Udupi Thermal Power Plant
Madhya Pradesh Amarkantak Thermal Power Station
Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Station
Sant Singhji Thermal Power Plant
Satpura Thermal Power Station
Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station
Maharashtra Amaravati Thermal Power Plant
Bhusaval Thermal Power Station
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station
Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station
Koradi Thermal Power Station
Nashik Thermal Power Station
Paras Thermal Power Station
Parli Thermal Power Station
Tirora Thermal Power Plant
Odisha IB Thermal Power Plant
Hirakud Captive Power Plant
Talcher Super Thermal Power Station
Rajasthan Anta Thermal Power Station
Barsingar Lignite Power Plant
Chhabra Thermal Power Plant
Giral Lignite Thermal Power Station
Rajwest Lignite Power Plant
Suratgarh Super Thermal Power Station
VS Lignite Power Plant
Tamil Nadu Ennor Thermal Power Station
Mettur Therel Power Station
Neyveli Thermal Power Station
North Chennai Thermal Power Station
Tuticorin Thermal Power Station
Uttar Pradesh Anpara Thermal Power Station
Auraiya Thermal Power Station
Firoz Gandhi Unchahair Thermal Power Plant
Harduganj Thermal Power Station
National Capital Thermal Power Plant
Obra Thermal Power Station
Panki Thermal Power Station
Parichha Thermal Power Station
Rihana Thermal Power Station
Rosa Thermal Power Station
Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station
Tanda Thermal Power Plant
West Bengal Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station
Bandel Thermal Power Station
Durgapur Thermal Power Plant
Durgapur Thermal Power Station
Farakka Super Thermal Power Station
Kolaghat Thermal Power Station
Mejia Thermal Power Station
Sagardighi Thermal Power Station
Santaldih Thermal Power Station

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