Koradi Thermal Power Station

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Koradi Thermal Power Station is a 2,400-megawatt power station in Maharashtra, India.

Location

The power station is located at Koradi in Nagpur district of Maharashtra state, India. The satellite photo below shows the three new units of the plant. The existing plant is adjacent to the new units toward the north.

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Background on now retired plant

The power station is owned by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MSPGCL), a Maharashtra government-owned company. The first four units of 105MW each were commissioned from 1974 to 1976 and retired in 2010.[1][2] Unit 5 of 200 MW was commissioned in 1978 and retired in March 2017.[3]

Units 6-7 are 210MW each, commissioned in 1982-1983. They are still operating as of 2017.[2]

Expansion

In 2013 MSPGCL stated on its website that the addition of 1,980MW at the Koradi Thermal Power Station was under construction. The expansion would comprise three 660MW units referred to as Units 8, 9 and 10.[4][5][6][7]

Unit 8 completed a trial run in May 2015.[8] According to the Ministry of Energy, unit 8 commissioned on March 30, 2015.[9]

Unit 9 was commissioned in March 2016.[10]

Unit 10 was commissioned in December 2016.[11]

Coal linkage

The proposed new units do not have a long-term coal linkage. In April 2015 Western Coalfields Limited agreed to supply coal to one of the new Koradi units on temporary basis until it gets a permanent linkage.[12]

Air pollution

In April 2017 it was reported that the three new 660 MW units at the Koradi plant exceeded sulphur dioxide pollution limits set by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change by over five times. Data supplied by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for the units initially claimed the plants met standards, even though they have not been fitted with flue gas desulphurisation units. The discrepancy, which was revealed by a local activist, prompted Modi to demand an investigation. However, as of the time of the reporting the MPCB has taken no enforcement action.[13]

Project Details for 1980 MW expansion

Sponsor: Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MSPGCL)
Location: Koradi village, Nagpur district, Maharashtra
Coordinates: 21.2359824, 79.0919495 (exact)
Status: Operating
Capacity: Unit 8: 660 MW, Unit 9: 660 MW, Unit 10: 660 MW
Type:
In service: 2015 (Unit 8), 2016 (Units 9-10)
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance for units 8, 9 & 10, India MoEF, January 4, 2010

Resources

References

  1. Koradi Thermal Power Station. Government of Maharashtra. Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited. Archived from the original on 7 November 2009. Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Maharashtra State Power Generation Company, "Installed Capacity", Maharashtra State Power Generation Company website, accessed November 2017
  3. "Replacement of Old & inefficient thermal units by supercritical units- Decommissioning & retirement of Mahagenco's 200MW Unit 5 of Koradi TPS", Central Electricity Authority (21 Apr 2017). 
  4. "Ongoing Projects," Mahagenco website, accessed October 2013
  5. "Ninth unit of Koradi power plant becomes functional," Nagpur Today, Jan 17, 2015
  6. Broad Status Report, India Central Electrical Authority, February 2015
  7. "Supply of coal to Power Plants," India Ministry of Power, July 23, 2015
  8. "New Koradi, Chanda power units to start soon," Times of India, May 17, 2015
  9. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, November 2015
  10. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  11. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, December 2016
  12. Ashish Roy, "WCL to give coal for two new Genco units," Times of India, Apr 19, 2015
  13. Manka Behl, "Koradi power plant clarification reveals SO2 levels," TNN, Apr 22, 2017

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