Chandrapura power station

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The Chandrapura power station is a 990-megawatt (MW) coal fired power station at Chandrapura in Jharkhand, India.

Location

The photo shows the six older units on the right and the two newer units on the left. The power complex is located at Chandrapura village in Bokaro district.

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Background

The first six generating units of the Chandrapura power station were commissioned from 1964-1979.[1]

Phase 2 of the power station added 500MW of capacity with the commissioning of two 250MW generating units (Units 7-8) in July and November 2011.[2]

Retirement

Unit 1 (130 MW) was retired in January 2017.[3] Unit 2 (130 MW) was retired in July 2017.[4]

Project Details

Sponsor: Damodar Valley Corporation
Location: Chandrapur village, Bokaro district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 23.7412565, 86.1202088 (Units 6 & 7); 23.7381359, 86.127145 (Units 1-5)(exact)[1]
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity:

  • Unit 1: 130 MW (1964) - retired 2017
  • Unit 2: 130 MW (1964) - retired 2017
  • Unit 3: 130 MW (1968)
  • Unit 4: 120 MW (1974)
  • Unit 5: 120 MW (1975)
  • Unit 6: 120 MW (1979)
  • Unit 7: 250 MW (2011)
  • Unit 8: 250 MW (2011)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chandrapura DVC Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed February 2014
  2. Damodar Valley Corporation, "DVC Power Stations at a Glance", Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
  3. "DVC-run Chandrapura power plants unit to be closed down," India Today, Jan 12, 2017
  4. "Proposal for deletion of Chandrapura TPS unit no. 2(130MW) and Bokaro TPS Unit#1&2(2x210MW) of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) from National Grid," India CEA, Sep 4, 2017
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