Wanakbori Thermal Power Station

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Wanakbori Thermal Power Station is a 1,470 MW power station (seven units of 210 MW each) of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation in Gujarat state, India.

An additional 800 MW is under construction.

Location (Units 1-7)

The undated satellite photo below shows the existing power station in Wanakbori village, Kheda district, Gujarat state, India.

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Location (Unit 8)

The undated satellite photo below shows the construction site of Unit 8, slightly to the north.

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Installed Capacity

Here are details of the station's existing units:[1]

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I 1 210 March 1982 Running
Stage I 2 210 January, 1983 Running
Stage I 3 210 March, 1984 Running
Stage I 4 210 March, 1986 Running
Stage I 5 210 September 1986 Running
Stage I 6 210 November 1987 Running
Stage II 7 210 December 1998 Running

Replacement

In May 2015 GSECL said it was commissioning a feasibility study to replace two of the power station's older, existing units with supercritical technology, extending their life and possibly their size (MW).[2]

Proposed 800 MW Expansion

In 2012 Gujarat State Electricity Corporation proposed an additional unit 8 of 800 MW to the power station,[3] originally projected to be commissioned in 2015 to 2016.[4]

The project received environmental clearance in December 2013.[5] Construction began in 2014.[6] It is planned for operation in 2018,[7] later pushed to 2019.[8]

Project Details of unit 8 expansion

Sponsor: Gujarat State Electricity Corporation
Location: Wanakbori village, Kheda district, Gujarat
Coordinates (Units 1-7): 22.87253747, 73.3588028 (exact)
Coordinates (Unit 8): 22.8801884, 73.3649182 (exact)
Status: Construction
Capacity: 800 MW
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service: 2019
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 2, 2013

Resources and articles

References

  1. Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, "GSECL: About Us", Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  2. “Gujarat Thermal Power Plants Set for Major Overhaul,” The Times of India. June 1, 2015
  3. Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, "GSECL: About Us", Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  4. "Gujarat State Electricity Corporation: Projects," Gujarat State Electricity Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  5. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 2, 2013.
  6. "BHEL bags Rs. 3,536 crore order for 800 MW Wanakbori power plant," Desh Gujarat, September 19, 2014
  7. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  8. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, August 2018

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