Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station
Current functioning units of CSTPS
LocationChandrapur, Maharashtra (state)
Coordinates20°00′18″N 79°17′29″E / 20.004968°N 79.291334°E / 20.004968; 79.291334
Commission date8 October 1983
Operator(s)Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational7
Nameplate capacity3340.00 MW
External links
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Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (often abbreviated as CSTPS) is a thermal power plant located in Chandrapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of MAHAGENCO. The coal for the power plant is sourced from Durgapur and Padmapur Collieries of Western Coalfields Limited.[1] The plant was officially inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 8 October 1984.The PM was taken around the Control Room and Turbine house by C.N.Swamy Chief Engineer Generation P&P.[2]

With the total capacity of 3340MW,[3] power plant in the Maharashtra. Currently Unit 03 to 09 are operative. It accounts for more than 25% of Maharashtra's total needs.[citation needed] The plant gets water supply from Erai Dam when in normal conditions. In the summer of 2010 due to less water in Erai, the plant also got water supply from Chargaon Dam.[4]


Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning
1st 1 210 1983 August
1st 2 210 1984 July
1st 3 210 1985 May
1st 4 210 1986 March
2nd 5 500 1991 March
2nd 6 500 1992 March
2nd 7 500 1997 October
3rd 8 500 2015 May [5]
3rd 9 500 2016 March
Total 9 3340


See also


  1. ^ "Chandrapur Thermal Power Station, A Giant In Power Generation". Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ Bhatt, S. C. (2006). Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories. ISBN 9788178353722. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ "INSTALLED CAPACITY OF MAHAGENCO". MAHAGENCO. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Maharashtra's largest thermal power plant to close all units by May 15". dna. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. ^ "BHEL commissions 500 MW power unit in Maharashtra". 30 April 2015.