Bhusawal Thermal Power Station

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Bhusawal Thermal Power Station
Bhusawal Thermal Power Station is located in Maharashtra
Bhusawal Thermal Power Station
Location within Maharashtra
Country India
Location Bhusawal, Jalgaon (district), Maharashtra (state).
Coordinates 21°02′38″N 75°50′48″E / 21.0438°N 75.8466°E / 21.0438; 75.8466Coordinates: 21°02′38″N 75°50′48″E / 21.0438°N 75.8466°E / 21.0438; 75.8466
Status active
Commission date 1968
Operator(s) Mahagenco
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal-fired
Power generation
Units operational 4
Nameplate capacity 1420.00 MW

Bhusawal Thermal Power Plant is located 8 km away from Bhusawal city of Jalgaon district in Maharashtra. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of Mahagenco.


After establishment of Maharashtra state in 1960, the government of Maharashtra gave priorities to power sector. And thereafter the locations were decided for the new power plants on the basis of site survey. Bhusawal has given an exceptional privilege as it fulfills the basic requirements for power plant. Bhusawal Thermal Power Station has an installed capacity of 1420 MW.[1] The first unit was commissioned in 1968.


Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I 1 62.5 1968 July deleted
Stage II 2 210 1979 August Running
Stage II 3 210 1982 September Running
Stage III 4 500 2012 16 NOV Running
Stage III 5 500 2014 3 JAN Running


It transports to Gujarat. It is on the Nagpur-Bhusawal and Bhusawal-Kalyan sections of Central Railway. Coal-based thermal power stations consume large quantities of coal.[2] For example, the Bhusawal Thermal Power Station consumed 2,400,000 tonnes of coal in 2006-07.[3] Around 80 per cent of the domestic coal supplies in India are meant for coal based thermal power plants and coal transportation forms 42 per cent of the total freight earnings of Indian railways.[4]


  1. ^ "Bhusawal Thermal Power Plant". Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. 
  2. ^ "Diagram of a typical coal-fired thermal power station" (PDF). Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Coal supply to various power stations" (PDF). Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Indian Railways, CIL to collaborate for additional coal transport capacity". Mining, 14 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 

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