Sipat Thermal Power Plant

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Sipat Super Thermal Power Station or Rajiv Gandhi Super Thermal Power Station [1] is located at Sipat in Bilaspur district in state of Chhattisgarh. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of NTPC.[2] The coal for the power plant is sourced from Dipika Mines of South Eastern Coalfields Limited.

The project has an installed capacity of 2980 MW consisting of two stages, stage one which got commissioned late was of 3 units of 660 MW each invojving super-critical boilers technology and stage two consisted of 2 units of 500 MW each.PM Manmohan Singh inaugurated the Sipat Thermal Power Plant on September 20,2013.[1]

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
1st 1 660 2011 June Running
1st 2 660 2011 December Running
1st 3 660 2012 June [3] Running
2nd 4 500 2007 May Running
2nd 5 500 2008 August Running
Total Five 2980


Sipat Super Thermal Power Station is located off the Tatanagar-Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.


  1. ^ a b Anuja Jaiswal (20 September 2013). PM opens NTPC plant, renames it after Rajiv Gandhi. Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  2. ^ Anuja Jaiswal (19 September 2013). Chhattisgarh's new Sipat thermal plant rechristened as Rajiv Gandhi power station. Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Unit # 3 of 660 MW of Sipat Super Thermal Power Station Stage-I commissioned". National Thermal Power Corporation via Bombay Stock Exchange. 

Coordinates: 22°07′54″N 82°17′31″E / 22.1316°N 82.2920°E / 22.1316; 82.2920