Vindhyachal power station

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Vindhyachal power station is a 4,760-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Madhya Pradesh, India, which is owned and operated by the National Thermal Power Corporation.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located about 15 miles south of Singrauli on the northwest shore of Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar.[1]

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Background

The station comprises 13 units, built in five stages between 1997 and 2015.[2][3][4]

Stage I

  • Unit 1 - 210 MW - 1987
  • Unit 2 - 210 MW - 1988
  • Unit 3 - 210 MW - 1989
  • Unit 4 - 210 MW - 1989
  • Unit 5 - 210 MW - 1990
  • Unit 6 - 210 MW - 1991

Stage II

  • Unit 7 - 500 MW - 1999
  • Unit 8 - 500 MW - 2000

Stage III

  • Unit 9 - 500 MW - 2006
  • Unit 10 - 500 MW - 2007

Stage IV[5]

  • Unit 11 - 500 MW - 2012
  • Unit 12 - 500 MW - 2013

Stage V

  • Unit 13 - 500 MW[6] - had a planned start date of 2016,[7] and was commissioned in August 2015.[4]

Project Details for Stage IV and Stage V expansions

Sponsor: National Thermal Power Corporation
Location: Waidhan village, Waidhan taluk, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh.
Coordinates: 24.0983, 82.6719 (exact)
Status:

  • Stage IV, Unit 11: Operating
  • Stage IV, Unit 12: Operating
  • Stage V, Unit 13: Operating

Capacity:

  • Stage IV: Unit 11: 500 MW (2012)
  • Stage IV, Unit 12: 500 MW (2013)
  • Stage V: Unit 13: 500 MW (2015)

Type:
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Articles and resources

References

  1. "Vindhyachal STPS Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012
  2. National Thermal Power Corporation, "Coal Based Power Stations: Vindhyachal,", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed June 2010.
  3. National Thermal Power Corporation, "Future Capacity Additions", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed June 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal unit at Vindhyachal STPS," The Economic Times, 7 Aug 2015
  5. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country" Government of India Ministry of Power, August 2013.
  6. "Vindhyachal STPP Stage-V Updated: January 2012," Infraline Energy, Jan. 2, 2010.
  7. "NTPC Investor presentation," August 1, 2013.

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