Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station
Map
Location of the Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station
Official nameNTPC Vindhyachal
CountryIndia
LocationWaidhan, Singrauli District, Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates24°5′50″N 82°40′25″E / 24.09722°N 82.67361°E / 24.09722; 82.67361
StatusOperational
Construction began1982
Commission date1987 (Stage I) to 2015 (Stage V)
Owner(s)NTPC
Operator(s)
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational6 × 210 MW
7 × 500 MW
Make and modelLMZ
Electrosila
BHEL
Nameplate capacity4,760 MW

The Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station is located in Singrauli district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. One of the coal-fired power stations of NTPC, it is the largest power station in India, and the 10th largest coal-fired power station in the world, with an installed capacity of 4,760 MW.[1] The coal for the power plant is sourced from the Nigahi mines, and the water is sourced from the discharge canal of the Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station.[2] The power plant is estimated to have been the coal-fired power plant which emitted the second most carbon dioxide in 2018, after Bełchatów Power Station, at 33.9 million tons, and relative emissions are estimated at 1.485 kg per kWh.[3]

The electricity is consumed in the following states: Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Daman & Diu and Dadar Nagar Haveli.[1]

Capacity

NTPC Vindhyachal[2]
Stage Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning
I 1 210 October 1987
2 210 July 1988
3 210 February 1989
4 210 December 1989
5 210 March 1990
6 210 February 1991
II 7 500 March 1999
8 500 February 2000
III 9 500 July 2006
10 500 March 2007
IV 11 500 June 2012
12 500 March 2013
V 13 500 August 2015
Total 4760 MW

References

  1. ^ a b "NTPC's Vindyachal plant largest power generating station".
  2. ^ a b "Vindhyachal Coal based power station". NTPC. Archived from the original on 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ Grant, Don; Zelinka, David; Mitova, Stefania (2021). "Reducing CO2 emissions by targeting the world's hyper-polluting power plants". Environmental Research Letters. 16 (9): 094022. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac13f1. ISSN 1748-9326.