Thermal Electricity in India

  • In thermal power, the major source of energy are coal, diesel and natural gas that are used for generation of electricity.

  • It is the largest source of power supply in the country.

  • The installed capacity of thermal power stations is about three times the installed capacity of the hydel power.

  • Share of thermal electricity increased very rapidly after creation of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in the year 1975.

  • Presently, NTPC has to it’s credit 13 coal based super thermal power projects and seven gas/liquid fuel based.

Sabarmati Thermal power stationAdvantages of thermal electricity:

  • It can be generated in the areas not suitable for the generation of hydro-electricity.

  • Coal, diesel and natural gas can be transported to the areas of isolation and relative isolation.

  • It can be generated even when the weather is adverse.

  • The gestation period of the thermal power stations is short.

Major Thermal Power Plants in India

 Name of the Station Location  State
Amarkantak TPS Chachai Madhya Pradesh
Anpara TPS Anpara Uttar Pradesh
Anta Thermal Power Station Anta Rajasthan
Arasmeta CPP (private) Janjgir Chattisgarh
Auraiya Thermal Power Station Dibiyapur Uttar Pradesh
Badarpur TPP Badarpur NCT Delhi
Bakreswar TPS Suri West Bengal
Barauni TPP Barauni Bihar
Barsingsar LignitPower Plant e Barsingsar Rajasthan
Bellary TPP Kudatini Karnataka
Bhusawal TPS Deepnagar Maharastra
Bokarao Thermal Power Station ‘B’ Bokaro Jharkhand
Chandrapur STPS Chandrapur Maharastra
Chandrapura Thermal Power Station Chandrapura Jharkhand
Chhabra STPP Mothipura Rajasthan
Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram TPP Yamunanagar Haryana
Dr Narla Tatarao TPS Ibrahimpatnam Telangana
Dr Shyama Prakash Mukharjee TPP Chattisgarh Chattisgarh
Durgapur Thermal Power Station Durgapur West Bengal
Durgapur TPP Durgapur West Bengal
Ennore TPS Ennore Tamilnadu
Farakka STPS Nagarun West Bengal
Faridabad Thermal Power Plant Mujedi Haryana
Feroz Gandhi Unchahar TPP Unchahar Uttar Pradesh
Gandhinagar TPS Gandhinagar Gujarat
Giral Lignite TPS Thumbli Rajasthan
Guru Gobind SSTP Ghanauli Punjab
Guru Hargobind TP Lehra Punjab
Guru Nanak dev TP Bathinda Punjab
Harduaganj TPS Harduaganj Uttar Pradesh
IB Thermal pp Banharpali Orissa
Indraprashta PS Delhi NCT Delhi
Jhanor-Gandhar TPS Urjanagar Gujarat
Jindal Megha PP (private) Tamnar Chattisgarh
JSW Vijanagar PP-II (private) Vijaynagar Karnataka
Kahalgaon STPS Kahalgaon Bihar
Kakatiya TPS Chelpur Telangana
Kaparkheda TPS Kaparkheda Maharastra
Kawas TPS Adityanagar Gujarat
Kolaghat TPS Mecheda West Bengal
Koradi TPS Koradi Maharastra
Korba STPP Jamani Palli Chattisgarh
STPS Kota Rajasthan
Kothagudem TPS Paloncha Telangana
Kothagudem V stage TPS Paloncha Telangana
Kutch Lignite TPS Panandhro Gujarat
Lanco Amarkantak TPP (private) Pathadi Chattisgarh
Lanco Udupi TPP (private) Nandikoor Karnataka
Mejia Thermal Power Station Durlavpur West Bengal
Mettur TPS Metturdam Tamilnadu
Muzaffarpur TPP Kanti Bihar
Nashik TPS Nashik Maharastra
National Capital TPP Vidyutnagar Uttar Pradesh
Neyveli TPS 1 Neyveli Tamilnadu
Neyveli TPS 2 Neyveli Tamilnadu
North Chennai TPS Athipattu Tamilnadu
Obra TPS Obra Uttar Pradesh
Panipat TPP 1 Assan Haryana
Panipat TPP 2 Assan Haryana
Panki TPS Panki Uttar Pradesh
Paras TPS Vidyutnagar Maharastra
Pariccha TPS Pariccha Uttar Pradesh
Parli TPS Parli-Vaijnath Maharastra
Raichur Super TPS Raichur Karnataka
Rajghat PS Delhi NCT Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi CCPP kayamkulam Kerala
Rajwest Lignite Power Plant (private) Rajasthan Rajasthan
Ramagundam B TPS Ramagundam Telangana
Ramagundam STPS Jyothi Nagar Telangana
Rayalaseema TPS Cuddapah Telangana
Rihand TPP Rihand Nagar Uttar Pradesh
Rosa TPP (private) Rosa Uttar Pradesh
Sabarmati TPS (Private) Ahamadabad Gujarat
Sagardighi TPS Manigram West Bengal
Sanjay Gandhi TPS Birsinghpur Madhya Pradesh
Santaldih TPS West Bengal West Bengal
Satpura TPS Sarni Madhya Pradesh
Sikka TPS Jamnagar Gujarat
Simhadri STPS Simhadri Andhra Pradesh
Singrauli STPS Shaktinagar Uttar Pradesh
Sipat TPP Sipat Chattisgarh
Surat Lignite TPS Nani Naroli Gujarat
Suratgarh STPS Suratgarh Rajasthan
Talcher STPS Kaniha Orissa
Talcher TPP Talcher Orissa
Tanda TPP Vidyutnagar Uttar Pradesh
Tuticorin TPS Tuticorin Tamilnadu
Ukai TPS Ukai dam Gujarat
Vindhyachal STPS Vidhya Nagar Madhya Pradesh
VS Lignite Power Plant (private) Gurha Rajasthan
Wanakbori TPS Wanakbori Gujarat
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