List of Important Thermal Power Plants in India | SSC, BANK, DEFENCE


Dear Aspirants,

Static GK is also an important part of any government exam, we are providing you the list of important Thermal Power Plants that might appear in any of the upcoming examinations.

Static is a section which you have to study in bits and parts. So do read it on a light note and revise it after two or three days and we can assure that you will retain the names and their states till the exam. 

What is a Thermal Power Plant?

thermal power station is a power plant in which heat energy is converted to electric power. In most of the places in the world the turbine is steam-driven. Water is heated, turns into steam and spins a steam turbine which drives an electrical generator.

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Necessary Factors before Setting up a Thermal Power Plant:

  • Thermal power plants mainly require large amount of water as coolant, so usually all power plants are situated near the rivers.
  • Thermal Power in India is mainly generated through coal, gas and oil.
  • The main factors which are responsible for location of thermal power stations are proximity to water supply for coolants, proximity to raw materials, major cities for efficient power transmissions and better connectivity depending upon power consumption.
Power Station Location Operator Capacity (MW)
Rajiv Gandhi Super Thermal Power Station (2010) Khedar, Hisar, Haryana HPGCL 600
Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant (1984) Ghanauli, Rupnagar, Punjab PSPCL 1260
Suratgarh Super Thermal Power Plant (1998) Suratgarh, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan RRVUNL 2820
Giral Lignite Power Plant (2003) Thumbli, Barmer, Rajasthan RRVUNL 250
Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station (1986) Shaktinagar, Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh NTPC 2015
Ukai Thermal Power Station (1976) Ukai dam, Tapi, Gujarat GSECL 850
Wanakbori Thermal Power Station (1982) Wanakbori, Kheda, Gujarat GSECL 1,470
Sikka Thermal Power Station (1988) Jamnagar, Jamnagar, Gujarat GSECL 240
Dhuvaran Thermal Power Station (1965) Khambhat, Anand, Gujarat GSECL 220
Satpura Thermal Power Station (1967) Sarni, Betul, Madhya Pradesh MPPGCL 1330
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (1983) Urjanagar, Chandrapur, Maharashtra MAHAGENCO 3340
Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (1987) Vindhya Nagar, Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh NTPC 4760
Korba Super Thermal Power Plant (1983) Jamani Palli, Korba, Chattisgarh NTPC 2600
Sipat Thermal Power Plant Sipat, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh NTPC 2980
Sabarmati Thermal Power Station (1997) Ahmedabad, Gujarat Torrent Power Generation Ltd 400
Mundra Thermal Power Station (2009) Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat Adani Power 4620
Dahanu Thermal Power Station (1995) Dahanu, Thane, Maharashtra Reliance Infrastructure Ltd 500
Bellary Thermal Power Station (2007) Kudatini, Bellary, Karnataka KPCL 1700
Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant (2002) Simhadri, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh NTPC 2000
Patratu Thermal Power Station Patratu, Jharkhand JSEB 4000
Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station (1992, 2007) Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur, Bihar NTPC 2340
Farakka Super Thermal Power Station (1986) Nagarun, Murshidabad, West Bengal NTPC 2100
Talcher Super Thermal Power Station (1995) Kaniha, Angul, Orissa NTPC 3000
Jindal Megha Power Plant (2007) Tamnar, Chhattisgarh Jindal 3400
Rihand Thermal Power Station (1988) Rihand Nagar, Uttar Pradesh NTPC 3000
Barh Super Thermal Power Station (2013) Barh, Bihar NTPC 3300
Sembcorp Gayatri Power Complex Andhra Pradesh SGPC 2640
Mejia Thermal Power Station (1996) Durlavpur, West Bengal DVC 2340
Sterlite Jharsuguda Power Station (2010) Jharsuguda, Odisha Vedanta 2400
  • India’s first power generation company was the private Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) started in 1899.
  • The first diesel power plant was set up in Delhi in 1905.
  • At the time of Independence, about 60% of India’s power sector was privately owned.
  • The joule is the unit used to measure thermal energy.
  • In order to convert thermal energy into other forms of energy, a machine such as an engine is needed.
  • When you add ice to a warm drink, some of the drinks’ thermal energy is transferred to the ice which makes the drink cooler.
  • Heat energy can be transferred by three ways: convection, conduction, and radiation.
  • Approximately 67% of the world’s power is made by burning fossil fuels to make steam which turns the turbines. These are considered thermal power stations.
  • Approximately 40% of the world’s power is made at thermal power station that burn coal.
  • Approximately 22% of the world’s power is made at thermal power station that burn natural gas.

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