Bokaro Thermal Power Station B
LocationBokaro (Thermal), Bokaro District, Jharkhand
Coordinates23°47′07″N 85°52′48″E / 23.78528°N 85.88000°E / 23.78528; 85.88000
Commission date1986
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational3×210 MW
Nameplate capacity630 MW
External links

Bokaro Thermal Power Station B (BTPS - B) is located at Bokaro district in Jharkhand, 44 km from the Bokaro Steel City and is about 55 km from Dhanbad city.. The nearest railway station is Bokaro Thermal. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of DVC.


This is a stopgap mapping solution, while attempts are made to resolve technical difficulties with ((OSM Location map))
Cities, towns and locations in Bokaro district in North Chotanagpur Division
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, F: Factory, A: Coal Mining Area
Abbreviation used: TPS – Thermal Power Station
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Bokaro Thermal Power Station B is located at 23°47′07″N 85°52′48″E / 23.78528°N 85.88000°E / 23.78528; 85.88000.

Area overview

Bokaro district consists of undulating uplands on the Chota Nagpur Plateau with the Damodar River cutting a valley right across. It has an average elevation of 200 to 540 metres (660 to 1,770 ft) above mean sea level. The highest hill, Lugu Pahar, rises to a height of 1,070 metres (3,510 ft). The East Bokaro Coalfield located in the Bermo-Phusro area and small intrusions of Jharia Coalfield make Bokaro a coal rich district. In 1965, one of the largest steel manufacturing units in the country, Bokaro Steel Plant, operated by Steel Authority of India Limited, was set-up at Bokaro Steel City. The Damodar Valley Corporation established its first thermal power station at Bokaro (Thermal). The 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long, 55 metres (180 ft) high earthfill dam with composite masonry cum concrete spillway, Tenughat Dam, across the Damodar River, is operated by the Government of Jharkhand. The average annual rainfall is 1,291.2 millimetres (50.83 in). The soil is generally infertile and agriculture is mostly rain-fed.[1][2]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the district. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Power plant

Bokaro Thermal Power Station B has an installed capacity of 630 MW. The First unit was commissioned in March 1986. The station is located on the banks of the Konar River near Bokaro ‘A’ Thermal Power Station. Entire power generated by the plant is supplied to DVC network.[3]

The now defunct Bokaro ‘A’ Thermal Power Station which was the first thermal power plant of the DVC system (commissioned in 1963), was scrapped. In place of which, one 500 MW unit has been commissioned by BHEL in May 2016.

Installed capacity

Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
1 210 Mar. 1986 Running
2 210 Nov. 1990 Running
3 210 Aug. 1993 Running

The boilers are of ABL make, while the turbines and generators are of BHEL make.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook Bokaro 2011" (PDF). Physical features, Mines and minerals, Indistires, p 7-8. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Tenughat Dam". india9. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Bokaro Thermal Power Station B". Damodar Valley Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20.
  4. ^ "Damodar Valley Corporation". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-09-24.