Ukai Thermal Power Station

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Ukai Thermal Power Station is a 1,110-megawatt (MW) power station of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation in Gujarat state, India.

Location

The undated satellite photo shows the plant is located at Ukai Dam on Tapi River in Gujarat state, India.[1]

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Installed Capacity

Here are details of the station's units:[2]

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I 1 120 March 1976 Retired (2017)[3]
Stage I 2 120 June 1976 Retired (2017)[3]
Stage I 3 200 January 1979 Running
Stage I 4 200 September 1979 Running
Stage I 5 210 January 1985 Running
Stage II 6 500 March 2013 Running[4]

Commissioning of Unit 6

In 2013 Gujarat State Electricity Corporation commissioned unit 6 of 500 MW, the first unit added to the power station since 1985.[5][6][7]

Retirement of units 1-2

In May 2015 GSECL said it was commissioning a feasibility study to replace the power station's two oldest 120 MW units with supercritical technology, extending their life and possibly their size (MW).[8]

The two units were retired in 2017.[3]

Unit 7

In February 2018, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) applied for a terms of reference to construct a new 800 MW supercritical unit at the site of the Ukai Thermal Power Station. The new unit would replace units 1-3, once they are all retired and dismantled.[9]

The terms of reference for the new unit was granted on September 4, 2018.[10]

Project Details for Unit 6

Sponsor: Gujarat State Electricity Corporation
Location: Ukai town, Tapi district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 21.2093, 73.5574 (exact)[1]
Status: Operating (2013)
Nameplate capacity: 500 MW
Type: Subcritical
Coal Source:
Source of financing:
Permits: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, June 13, 2008

Project Details for Unit 7

Sponsor: Gujarat State Electricity Corporation
Location: Ukai town, Tapi district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 21.2093, 73.5574 (exact)[1]
Status: Pre-permit development
Nameplate capacity: 800 MW
Start year:
Type: Supercritical
Coal Source:
Source of financing:
Permits:


Resources and articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ukai Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012
  2. Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, "GSECL: About Us", Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Proposal of retirement of 2x120MW units no. 1 & 2 each of Ukai TPS & Sikka TPS of GSECL," India CEA, August 18, 2017
  4. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, August 2013
  5. Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, "GSECL: About Us", Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  6. "Gujarat State Electricity Corporation: Projects," Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  7. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2013
  8. “Gujarat Thermal Power Plants Set for Major Overhaul,” The Times of India, June 1, 2015
  9. "PFR: Establishing 1x800 MW Supercritical Unit in place of existing 2x120 MW and 1x200 MW Units at Ukai Thermal Power Plant," India MoEF, Feb 12, 2018
  10. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, September 4, 2018

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