Bhusawal Thermal Power Station
Location within Maharashtra
LocationBhusawal, Jalgaon (district), Maharashtra (state).
Coordinates21°02′38″N 75°50′48″E / 21.0438°N 75.8466°E / 21.0438; 75.8466
Commission date1968
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational3
Nameplate capacity1210.00 MW
External links


The Bhusawal Thermal Power Station is situated 8 km away from Bhusawal city in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district. It's located in Deepnagar, which means City of Lights. This power plant runs on coal and is managed by Mahagenco.


Bhusawal thermal power station has an installed capacity of 1210 MW.[1] The first unit was commissioned in 1968. Mahagenco has further contracted BHEL for setting up of sixth unit of rated capacity 660 MW.[2]

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I 1 62.5 1968 July Closed
Stage II 2 210 1979 August Retired
Stage II 3 210 1982 September Running
Stage III 4 500 2012 November Running
Stage III 5 500 2014 January Running
Stage IV 6 660 Planned


Coal-based thermal power stations consume large quantities of coal.[3] For example, the Bhusawal Thermal Power Station consumed 2,400,000 tonnes of coal in 2006–07.[4] Around 80 per cent of the domestic coal supplies in India are meant for coal based thermal power plants and coal transportation forms 42 per cent of the total freight earnings of Indian railways.[5]


  1. ^ "Bhusawal Thermal Power Plant". Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010.
  2. ^ "BHEL wins Rs 2,800 cr order from MAHAGENCO". 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Diagram of a typical coal-fired thermal power station" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Coal supply to various power stations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Indian Railways, CIL to collaborate for additional coal transport capacity". Mining, 14 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.