LIST OF IMPORTANT THERMAL POWER PLANTS IN INDIA
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?
A 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.
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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