Korba Super Thermal Power Station (NTPC)

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{{#Badges:CoalSwarm|navbar-Indiacoal}}Korba Super Thermal Power Station (NTPC) is a 2100 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chhattisgarh, India that is owned and operated by the National Thermal Power Corporation. A 500 MW, seventh unit expansion of the plant was commissioned in December 2010.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in the village and district of Korba, Chhattisgah state, India

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A 500 MW, seventh unit expansion of the existing plant[1] - Korba III power station - was commissioned in December 2010,[2] giving the station a total installed capacity of 2600 MW: four units of 500 MW each, and three units of 200 MW each.[3]

  • Unit 1 - 200 MW - 1983
  • Unit 2 - 200 MW - 1983
  • Unit 3 - 200 MW - 1984
  • Unit 4 - 500 MW - 1987
  • Unit 5 - 500 MW - 1988
  • Unit 6 - 500 MW - 1989
  • Unit 7 - 500 MW - 2010 (Korba III)

Coal ash

In December 2011, NTPC was asked to cut down 50% production in its Korba power station after failing to make necessary arrangement for coal ash disposal. Following heavy rains in September 2011, the ash dyke constructed by the company in Dhanras village was badly damaged. The company is planning to construct a new ash-dyke, but the process had just started as the land acquisition work is also yet to be completed.[3]

Project Details for Korba III 500 MW expansion (unit 7)

Sponsor: NTPC
Location: Korba city, Korba district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 22.3881, 82.6858 (exact)
Status: Operating 2010
Nameplate capacity: 500 MW
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. "India Central Electricity Authority Monthly Report," India Central Electricity Authority, December 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "NTPC production heads towards crisis in Korba plant" Steel Guru, Dec. 30, 2011.

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