Satpura Thermal Power Station

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Satpura Thermal Power Station is an existing 1,392 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Existing Plant location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Sarni village, Betul district.

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Location of Expansion (Units 11-12)

Units 10 and 11 are located adjacent to the east side of the older plant site. Unit 12 has yet to be constructed.

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Location of coal handling and ash disposal

A large coal ash disposal site is located about 1 km west of Sarni. A coal handling plant is located northwest of Sarni, between Sarni and the adjacent town of Pathakhera.

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Existing power station

The project is owned by M.P. Power Generating Company, which is also known as Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Co. Ltd.[1]

Installed capacity

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status TG set Provider[2] Boiler Provider[3]
First 1 62.5 October,1967 Running GE, USA The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), USA
First 2 62.5 March,1968 Running GE, USA The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), USA
First 3 62.5 May,1968 Running GE, USA The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), USA
First 4 62.5 July,1968 Running GE, USA The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), USA
First 5 62.5 April,1970 Running GE, USA The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), USA
Second 6 200 July,1979 Running BHEL, India BHEL, India
Second 7 210 September,1980 Running BHEL, India BHEL, India
Second 8 210 January,1983 Running BHEL, India BHEL, India
Second 9 210 February, 1984 Running BHEL, India BHEL, India

Proposed expansion

The plant was expanded with the addition of two 250MW units to the existing power station The first unit, Unit 10, was commissioned in March 2013. The second unit, Unit 11, was scheduled for commissioning later in 2013.[4]

A terms of reference (the initial step toward an environmental permit) for a proposed Unit 12 of 660MW was granted in 2013.[5]

Project Details of expansion for Units 10-12

Sponsor: M.P. Power Generating Company
Location: Sarni village, Betul district, Madhya Pradesh, India

  • Original plant: 22.1107004, 78.1738615 (exact)
  • Units 10-12 expansion: 22.1081334, 78.1770721 (exact)
  • Coal ash disposal site and coal handling plant: 22.1091796, 78.1561804 (exact)


  • Units 10 and 11: Operating 2013[4]
  • Unit 12: Pre-permit development

Gross capacity:

  • Units 1-9: 1142.50 MW
  • Unit 10: 250 MW
  • Unit 11: 250 MW
  • Unit 12: 660 MW

Projected in service:

  • Unit 12:

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Articles and Resources


  1. Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Co, "Satpura Thermal Power Station,Sarni", Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Co website, accessed December 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, August 2013
  5. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, May 9, 2013.

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