Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station
|Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station|
Current functioning units of CSTPS
|Location||Chandrapur, Maharashtra (state).|
|Operator(s)||Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited|
|Units operational||7 (2 under construction)|
|Nameplate capacity||2340.00 MW (1000MW under construction)|
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. The plant was officially inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 8 October 1984.
With the total capacity of 2340MW, the plant is largest power plant in the state of Maharashtra. It accounts to up to 25% of total Maharashtra needs. 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 from Chargaon Dam.
Two more units of 500MW each are being made under supervision of CSTPS.
|Stage||Unit Number||Installed Capacity (MW)||Date of Commissioning|
|3rd||8||500||Yet to be commissioned|
|3rd||9||500||Yet to be commissioned|
|Total||Seven commissioned||2340 commissioned|
- "Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station - CSTPS". Collector's Office - Chandrapur. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- Shankarlal C. Bhatt (2006). Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories: (In 36 Volumes. Maharashtra, Volume 16). Gyan Publishing House. p. 671. ISBN 8178353725.
- "Maharashtra's largest thermal power plant to close all units by May 15". Daily News and Analysis. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2013.