Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station
|Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station|
Current functioning units of CSTPS
|Location||Chandrapur, Maharashtra (state).|
|Commission date||8 October 1983|
|Operator(s)||Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited|
|Thermal power station|
|Nameplate capacity||3340.00 MW|
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 3340MW, 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.
|Stage||Unit Number||Installed Capacity (MW)||Date of Commissioning|
|3rd||8||500||2015 May |
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- "Maharashtra's largest thermal power plant to close all units by May 15". dna. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
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