Chandrapur Thermal Power Station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indiacoal}} Chandrapur Thermal Power Station is a 2,920-megawatt (MW) power station in Maharashtra, India.


The map below shows the location of the plant, approximately six kilometers from the city of Chandrapur.[1]

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The power station is owned by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MSPGCL), a Maharashtra government owned company.[2]

The original power station comprised Units 1-4 (210MW each) and units 5-7 (500MW each).[2]

Units 1-2 were retired in 2016, after units 8-9 went online.[3]

Unit 8-9 Expansion

In 2014 a 1000MW expansion of the plant was underway with the addition of 2 x 500MW units (units 8-9).[4] Units 8 & 9 were expected to be commissioned by June 2014 and January 2015 respectively,[5] later pushed to November 2014 for unit 8 and March 2015 for unit 9.[6]

Unit 8 was synchronized in January 2015 and planned for commissioning in March 2015.[7] Unit 8 completed a trial run in May 2015.[8]

According to the India Ministry of Power, Unit 9 is planned for June 2015,[9] later pushed to January 2016.[10] It was commissioned in March 2016.[11]

Coal supply

In April 2015 Western Coalfields Limited agreed to supply coal to the new Chandrapur unit 8 on a temporary basis until it gets a permanent linkage. Of the six recently commissioned units by Mahagenco, there is no permanent linkage for five of them, as Mahagenco's captive mines in Odisha - Machchhakatta and Mahanadi - have been de-allocated following the orders of Supreme Court.[12]

Project details for Units 8-9

Sponsor: Maharashtra State Power Generation Company
Location: Chandrapur village, Chandrapur district, Maharashtra
Coordinates: 20.0063,79.29 (exact)
Status: Operating
Capacity: 1,000 MW (Units 8&9: 500 MW)
Projected in service: 2015 (Unit 8), 2016 (Unit 9)
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance for units 8-9, India MoEF, January 30, 2009



  1. "Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station", Collector Office, Chandrapur website, accessed December 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Maharashtra State Power Generation Company, "Installed Capacity", Maharashtra State Power Generation Company website, accessed November 2011.
  3. "Retirement of old & inefficient thermal units by supercritical units- Decommissioning & retirement of Mahagenco's 2*210MW units -1 & 2 of CSTPS Chandrapur," India CEA, Oct 21, 2016
  4. "CSTPS begins induction of 500MW unit," TNN, Mar 31, 2014.
  5. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, February 2014
  6. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, June 2014
  7. "CSTPS new 500MW unit synchronized," Times of India, Jan 12, 2015
  8. "New Koradi, Chanda power units to start soon," Times of India, May 17, 2015
  9. "Projects," Maharashtra State Power Generation Company website, accessed April 2015
  10. "Supply of coal to Power Plants," India Ministry of Power, July 23, 2015
  11. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  12. Ashish Roy, "WCL to give coal for two new Genco units," Times of India, Apr 19, 2015

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