Sipat power station

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The Sipat power station is a 2320 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh state which is owned and operated by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).


In the photograph below, the two 500 MW units known as "Sipat II" are on the left, and the three 660 MW units known as "Sipat I" are under construction on the right.

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The Sipat power station[1] currently comprises four generating units: two 500 MW units commissioned in May 2007 and August 2008 and three 660MW units commissioned respectively in June 2011, December 2011, and June 2012.[2] [3]

The odd naming of the power station and the stages of its development can be a source of confusion. Units 4 and 5 are the oldest 500MW generating sets and are occasionally referred to as the "Sipat II power station". The most recently commissioned 660MW units, referred to as Units 1, 2, and 3 are sometimes referred to as the "Sipat I power station".[2]

The two 500MW units were built with financial support from international financial agencies.[4]

Sipat 1980 MW expansion

The 'Sipat I' expansion of the power station comprises the addition of 1,980 megawatt (MW) of coal-fired capacity.[5]According to the India Central Electricity Authority, the first unit of the plant (660 MW) was "commissioned successfully (Full load)" on June 28, 2011.[6] and the second 660 MW unit in December 2011.[2] The third unit was commissioned on June 2, 2012.[7]

Project Details for 1980 MW expansion

Sponsor: National Thermal Power Corporation
Location: Sipat village, Bilaspur district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 22.1316619, 82.2903496 (exact)
Status: Units 1, 2 and 3: Operating; Unit 3: Commissioned 2012[8]
Nameplate capacity: 1,980 MW
Type: Supercritical
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. National Thermal Power Corporation, "Coal Based Power Stations ", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed June 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 National Thermal Power Corporation, "Sipat", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed January 2012.
  3. National Thermal Power Corporation, "Future Capacity Additions", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed June 2010.
  4. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.
  5. National Thermal Power Corporation, "Future Capacity Additions", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed June 2010.
  6. "India Central Electricity Authority Monthly Report," India Central Electricity Authority, June 2011.
  7. "Corporate Announcement," BSE, June 4, 2012
  8. "Monthly report on broad status of thermal power projects in the country," Ministry of Power, September 2013

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