Raichur Thermal Power Station

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Raichur Thermal Power Station is a 1720 megawatt (MW) coal plant in Karnataka, India.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Davarsugur village, about 20 km north of Raichur.

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Background

The plant consists of eight units, commissioned between 1985 and 2010. It was the first thermal coal plant built in Karnataka.

Raichur Thermal Power Station expansion (Unit 8: 250 MW)

The most recent unit added to the plant is Unit 8 (250 MW), which was commissioned in June 2010.[1]

Proposed Units 9 and 10

According to Platts, there is a proposal for two more units at the plant (Units 9 and 10) of 500MW each.[2] However, Units 9 and 10 are not listed among either the ongoing, approved, or proposed projects on the Karnataka Power Corporation website; it appears that the projects have been abandoned.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: Karnataka Power Corporation
Location: Davarsugur village, Raichur district, Karnataka
Coordinates: 16.3532, 77.3422[1](exact)
Status:

  • Units 1-8: Operating
  • Units 9-10: Cancelled

Nameplate capacity: 1720 MW
Type: Subcritical
Units and in-service dates:[1]

  • Unit 1 - 210 MW - 1985
  • Unit 2 - 210 MW - 1986
  • Unit 3 - 210 MW - 1991
  • Unit 4 - 210 MW - 1994
  • Unit 5 - 210 MW - 1999
  • Unit 6 - 210 MW - 1999
  • Unit 7 - 210 MW - 2002
  • Unit 8 - 250 MW - 2010
  • Unit 9 - 500 MW - Cancelled
  • Unit 10 - 500 MW - Cancelled

Coal Source: Western Coalfields Ltd and Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd[4]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits: Environmental clearance, Unit 8 India MoEF, March 2, 2006

Resources and articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Raichur Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed February 2012
  2. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, September 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.
  3. "Projects," Karnataka Power Corporation website, accessed August 2014
  4. "Raichur Thermal Power Station," Wikipedia, accessed February 2012

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