Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station

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Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station
Current functioning units of CSTPS.jpg
Current functioning units of CSTPS
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station is located in Maharashtra
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station
Location within Maharashtra
Country India
Location Chandrapur, Maharashtra (state).
Coordinates 20°00′18″N 79°17′29″E / 20.004968°N 79.291334°E / 20.004968; 79.291334Coordinates: 20°00′18″N 79°17′29″E / 20.004968°N 79.291334°E / 20.004968; 79.291334
Status Operational
Commission date 8 October 1983
Operator(s) Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Power generation
Units operational 7
Nameplate capacity 3340.00 MW
Source: mahagenco.in

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.[1] The plant was officially inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 8 October 1984.[2]

With the total capacity of 3340MW,[3] the plant is largest power plant in the Maharashtra. It accounts for more than 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 supply from Chargaon Dam.[4]

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Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning
1st 1 210 1983 August
1st 2 210 1984 July
1st 3 210 1985 May
1st 4 210 1986 March
2nd 5 500 1991 March
2nd 6 500 1992 March
2nd 7 500 1997 October
3rd 8 500 2015 May [5]
3rd 9 500 2016 March
Total 9 3340

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