Yadadri Thermal Power Plant
Official nameYadadri TPS
LocationDameracherla, Nalgonda district, Telangana
Coordinates16°42′25″N 79°34′44″E / 16.7069°N 79.579°E / 16.7069; 79.579
StatusUnder construction
Construction beganOctober 2017
Construction cost₹25,099 Crores
(USD $3.8 billion)
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Nameplate capacity4000 MW
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Yadadri Thermal Power Plant is an upcoming 4000 megawatt, supercritical thermal power project coming up at Dameracherla, Nalgonda district in Telangana, India. The project is second largest in South India, at a cost of ₹25,099 crores (US$3.8 billion) and is expected to complete by October 2021 in a phased manner. The state-owned Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) is building the 5 x 800 mega thermal power station, built on 2800 acres near Veerlapalem Village in Nalgonda District, the second mega project announced by the Telangana government after Bhadradri Thermal Power Plant.


Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao laid the foundation stone for the project on 8 June 2015 at Veerlapalem village, Dhamacherla mandal. The name was rechristened from Damaracharla Thermal Power Plant as Yadadri.

The Project

The BHEL order, the largest ever in India for the company,[1] includes design, supply, erection and commissioning of project on EPC basis. The project completion is executed on fast track basis within 36 months for first two units and balance three units in 48 months from October 2017.[2][3] This is the biggest project executed by BHEL.[4]


The project has been accorded environmental clearance by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)in June 2017 [5] and yet to get water allocation from Krishna river.[6]

MoEF granted Environment clearance to this thermal power plant on June 29, 2017.[7] LOI issued to BHEL with zero date 17 October 2017. The revised environment norms at the center, the 4000 MW project will cost Telangana an additional ₹3100 crore. The new environment norms mandate setting-up of flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) devices.


The planned capacity of the thermal power plant is 4000 MW (5 x 800 MW)

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I Unit I 800MW 31 Dec 2023 work commenced [8]
Stage I Unit II 800 MW 31 Dec 2023 work commenced
Stage II Unit III 800 MW 30 June 2024 work commenced
Stage II Unit IV 800 MW 30 June 2024 work commenced
Stage II Unit V 800 MW 30 June 2024 work commenced


  1. ^ "BHEL bags India's largest power contract worth Rs 20,400 crore from Telangana - ET EnergyWorld". ETEnergyworld.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ "BHEL starts execution of Rs 20,400 crore Yadadri thermal power plant in Telangana". Financialexpress.com. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ "BHEL Bags its Largest Order Worth Rs 18,000 Crore in Telangana". NDTV.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ "BHEL Gets Its Largest Order Yet: 4K MW Plant at Yadadri". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Chandrashekhar, B. (4 July 2017). "Work on Yadadri thermal project to begin soon". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ V, Swathi (29 December 2015). "MoEF defers approval to Yadadri power project". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Letter from Indian Government Offices to Project's chief Engineer granting environmental clearance" (PDF). Environmentalclearance.nic.in. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd". Bhel.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.