Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station

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Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station
Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station in January 2015.JPG
Narla Tata Rao Power Station in January 2015
Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station
Location of Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station
Country India
Location Vijayawada, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates 16°35′27″N 80°32′00″E / 16.5907°N 80.5332°E / 16.5907; 80.5332Coordinates: 16°35′27″N 80°32′00″E / 16.5907°N 80.5332°E / 16.5907; 80.5332
Status Operational
Commission date Unit 1: 1 November 1979
Unit 2: 10 October 1980
Unit 3: 5 October 1980
Unit 4: 23 August 1990
Unit 5: 31 March 1994
Unit 6: 24 February 1995
Unit 7: 6 April 2009
Operator(s) APGENCO
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Power generation
Units operational 6 X 210 MW
1 X 500 MW
Nameplate capacity 1760.00 MW

Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Plant or Vijayawada Thermal Power Plant is located at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. It is named after, Dr. Narla Tata Rao, the erstwhile chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Electricity board. The power plant is one of the coal-based power plants of APGENCO.It is well placed between Ibrahimpatnam and Kondapalli villages.[1]

Power Plant[edit]

Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Plant is also known as Vijayawada Thermal Power Plant. It was developed under 4 stages, with the project cost of Rs 193 Crores and Rs 511 Crores respectively. Again with an investment of RS 840 Crores 2 units were commissioned under III Stage. The seventh unit of 500 MW was commissioned in 2009. The station stood first in country during 94-95, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98 and 2001-02 by achieving the highest plant load factor. The station has received many prestigious awards from various organisations. The station has received Meritorious Productivity Awards for 21 consecutive years and Incentive awards for 12 consecutive years.[2]

Capacity[edit]

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
Stage I 1 210 01-11-1979 Running. Planned to phase out. [3]
Stage I 2 210 max 10-10-1980 Running. Planned to phase out.
Stage II 3 210 max 05-10-1989 Running
Stage II 4 210 max 23-08-1990 Running
Stage III 5 210 max 31-03-1994 Running
Stage III 6 210 max 24-02-1995 Running
Stage IV 7 500 max 06-04-2009 Running
Stage V 8 800 to start EPC contracted to BHEL. [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Voice, Amaravati. "Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station (VTPS)". www.amaravativoice.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station". Andhra Pradesh Generation Corporation Limited. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "NTTPS to start 800 mw project works by July". The Hans India. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "BHEL secures Two Orders for setting up Thermal Power Projects comprising India's Highest Rating 800 MW Supercritical Sets". Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2018.