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Durgapur Projects Limited power station

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The Durgapur Projects Limited power station is a 641-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in West Bengal, India. An expansion, unit 8, has been proposed.


The photograph below shows the power complex. The new Unit 8 is at the north end.

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The power station is owned by Durgapur Projects Limited, a government enterprise of West Bengal. The existing plant comprises the following units:[1]

  • Unit 1 - 30 MW - 1960
  • Unit 2 - 30 MW - 1960
  • Unit 3 - 77 MW - 1964
  • Unit 4 - 77 MW - 1964
  • Unit 5 - 77 MW - 1966
  • Unit 6 - 110 MW - 1987
  • Unit 7 - 300 MW - 2008
  • Unit 8 - 250 MW - 2014


Durgapur Projects Ltd has proposed a 300 MW extension known as Unit 7a.[2] It was listed as under construction in 2012, and scheduled for completion in December 2013.[3]

In June 2014 it was reported that unit 8 would start generation by the next month.[4]

Project Details of expansion

Sponsor: Durgapur Projects Limited
Location: Durgapur village, West Bengal
Coordinates: 23.5211473, 87.3023093 (exact)
Status: Operating
Capacity: 250 MW
Type: Subcritical
Projected in service: 2014
Coal Type: Bituminous
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Power Plant," Durgapur Projects Limited web site, accessed January 30, 2012.
  2. "Curgapur Projects Ltd to set up Extension (1x300MW) Unit - 7A at Durgapur," Thermal Power, accessed January 30, 2012
  3. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012
  4. "No dearth of electricity in Bengal: Power Minister," AITMC News, June 26, 2014.

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