Maithon Right Bank Thermal Power Station

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The Maithon Right Bank Thermal Power Station is a newly constructed 1050 megawatt (MW) project owned by Maithon Power Ltd.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in the town of Maithon, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand.

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Background

Maithon Power is a joint venture company by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and Tata Power. (DVC also refers elsewhere on its website as the project being a 1000MW project).[1] The project is on the right bank of the Barakar River in Dhanbad District of Jharkhand, India.

Unit 1 (525 MW) of the plant began operating in 2011. Unit 2 (525 MW) was commissioned on March 23, 2012.[2][1][3][4]

Water

Water for the project comes from the Maithon Reservoir on River Barakar.[3]

Phase II

According to a March 2012 directors' report, the company envisions a Phase II consisting of 2x660 MW.[5]

Project Details

Sponsor: Maithon Power
Parent: Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and Tata Power
Location: Maithon, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 23.8209, 86.76[3](exact)
Status: Unit 1:Newly commissioned)[3][2]; Unit 2: Newly commissioned; Phase II: Announced
Nameplate capacity: Unit 1: 525 MW; Unit 2: 525 MW; Phase II: 2 x 660 MW
Type: Subcritical[3]
Projected in service: 2011-2012
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Damodar Valley Corporation, "Growth Plans: 11th Plan Capacity Addition Programme", Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country" Government of India Ministry of Power, February 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Tata Maithon Right Bank Thermal Power Station" Global Energy Observatory, accessed December 28, 2011.
  4. ALL INDIA REGIONWISE GENERATING INSTALLED CAPACITY (MW) OF POWER UTILITIES INCLUDING ALLOCATED SHARES IN JOINT AND CENTRAL SECTOR UTILITIES, Central Electricity Authority, March 31, 2012
  5. "Maithon Power Limited," Directors' Report, 31 March 2012
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