Vijayawada Thermal Power Station

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Vijayawada Thermal Power Station is a 1760 megawatt (MW) coal plant operated by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) in Andhra Pradesh. The plant is also know as Dr. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station or Dr. NTTPS.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in the village of Ibrahimpatnam village, Krishna district

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The plant It consists of 7 units, commissioned as follows:[1]

  • Unit 1 - 210 MW - 1979
  • Unit 2 - 210 MW - 1980
  • Unit 3 - 210 MW - 1989
  • Unit 4 - 210 MW - 1990
  • Unit 5 - 210 MW - 1994
  • Unit 6 - 210 MW - 1995
  • Unit 7 - 500 MW - 2009

Proposed 800 MW expansion

According to a January 2012 report posted on the website Industry Monitor, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to make use of vacant space at three existing power plants in order to build an additional 2,400 MW of capacity. The three plants are Vijayawada station, the Krishnapatnam power station, and the Kothagudem Thermal Power Station. At the Vijayawada station, the government proposes an 800 MW expansion on 50 acres of wasteland adjacent to the current site.[2]

800 MW Expansion Project Details

Sponsor: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO)
Location: Ibrahimpatnam village, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates: 16.5973, 80.5382 (exact)
Status: Pre-permit development
Nameplate capacity: 800 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Sep 26, 2012

Articles and resources


  1. "Our Power Plants: Vijayawada Thermal Power Station," APGENCO website, accessed January 2012
  2. "AP to increase capacity in 3 power plants," Industry Monitor, posted January 22, 2012

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