Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station
Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station
LocationHyderabad, Telangana, India
Statusdemolished in 1995
Commission date1920
Decommission date1992
Operator(s)Hyderabad State Electricity Department
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Nameplate capacity22.5 MW

Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station was a historic thermal power plant that was located in Hyderabad, Telangana on the banks of Hussain Sagar. It was India's first thermal power station, opened in 1920 by the erstwhile seventh Nizam of Hyderabad.[1]


Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station was built in 1920 during the time of Seventh Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan.[2]


The power station depicted on a 1947 Hyderabad State stamp

The power plant was built in 1920 at Mint Compound, and was operated by Hyderabad State Electricity Department of the erstwhile Kingdom of Hyderabad to supply power to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad Equipment was procured from English Electric and Westinghouse Electric. The power plant comprised four units. The generation was 22.5 MW on a consumption of about 200 tons of coal per day. The plant was fully operational until 1972 when two units were shut down. In 1984, for practical reasons production mostly ended. However, until 1992 the plant was intermittently used. The structure was demolished in 1995.[3]


Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station occupied the banks of Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad – where Prasad's IMAX and NTR gardens exist today.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "V6 Ground Report – History of Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station". 10 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Hussain Sagar Lake – 450+ years old Man made Lake". Explore Telangana. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Reminiscence of a tech marvel". Times of India. 2014. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.