Damodar Valley Corporation

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Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is a publicly owned agency of the Indian government with responsibility for flood control, irrigation, generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, afforestation, as well as economic and social development in the areas affected by DVC projects. While DVC's activities are broad in scope, power station development plans have become the dominant focus of the corporation. However, over the past few decades, power generation has gained priority. DVC has 3710 MW of coal-fired generation capacity and 144MW from three small hydro schemes.[1]

Existing Coal-fired plants

Existing DVC coal-fired power stations, with a total installed capacity of 3710 MW, are:[2]

  • Bokaro 'B' power station, a 630 MW plant comprising three 210 MW generating units. The power station is located in the Bokaro district in Jharkhand. The three generating units were respectively commissioned in March 86, November 1990 and August 1993;
  • Chandrapura power station, a 390MW plant comprising three 130MW generating units. The power station is located in the Bokaro district in Jharkhand. The three generating units were respectively commissioned in October 1965 and July 1968. Phase 2 of the power station saw a further 500MW of capacity added with the commissioning of two 250MW generating units in July and November 2011.
  • Durgapur power station, a 350MW plant comprising one 140MW generating unit and a 210MW unit. The power station is located in the district of Barddhaman in West Bengal. The generating units were commissioned in December 1966 and September 1982.
  • Mejia power station, a 1340 MW plant comprising four 210MW generating units and two 250MW units. The power station is located in the district of Bankura in West Bengal. The generating units were commissioned in March 1996, March 1998, September 1999, February 2005, February 2008 and September 2008. A further 500MW unit was commissioned in August 2011.

11th Plan Additions

On its website DVC lists the following capacity additions in the current countrywide economic plan (11th Plan - 2007-2012):[3]

  • Mejia power station unit 5 (250 MW) and unit 6 (250 MW). These two units were commissioned in 2008. (see above)
  • Mejia power station phase II, unit 1 (500 MW). This unit was commissioned in August 2011. (see above)
  • Durgapur Steel City power station, a 1,000 megawatt (MW) coal fired power station under construction at Durgapur, West Bengal, India.[5] According to the India Central Electricity Authority, the first unit of the plant (500 MW) was "commissioned successfully (Full load)" on July 29, 2011.[6]
  • Koderma Thermal Power Station, a 1,000MW power station comprising two 500MW units. According to the India Central Electricity Authority, the first unit of the plant (500 MW) was "commissioned successfully (Full load)" on July 20, 2011.[7]

Contact details

DVC headquarters
DVC Towers, VIP Road
Kolkata-700054
Website: http://www.dvcindia.org/

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Damodar Valley Corporation, "Mission & Vision", Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
  2. Damodar Valley Corporation, "DVC Power Stations at a Glance", Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
  3. "Generation Projects: 11th Plan Capacity Addition Programme," Damodar Valley Corporation, accessed March 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Damodar Valley Corporation, "Growth Plans: 11th Plan Capacity Addition Programme", Damodar Valley Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
  5. Platts, "World Electric Power Plants Database, September 2011", accessed November 2011. The database is not available online but a downloadable spreadsheet can be purchased.
  6. [www.cea.nic.in/reports/monthly/executive_rep/jul11/8.pdf "India Central Electricity Authority Monthly Report,"] India Central Electricity Authority, July 2011.
  7. [www.cea.nic.in/reports/monthly/executive_rep/jul11/8.pdf "India Central Electricity Authority Monthly Report,"] India Central Electricity Authority, July 2011.