Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant

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Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant
Country India
Location Bathinda
Status active
Owner(s) Punjab Government Power corporation
Thermal power station
Primary fuel coal,
Type Thermal
a view of thermal plant from NH 15

The Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant ( ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਥਰਮਲ ਪਲਾਂਟ )at Bathinda[1] is one of the three thermal power stations in Punjab (the other being at Lehra Mohabat and Ropar[2]). It is a medium-sized power station with four units that were begun to be built in early 1970s and completed in 1982. All total generate up to 460 MW (2x110+2x120 MW) of power that meets the mammoth irrigation needs of lower Punjab.[3]

There has been some claim that the power plant is not up to contemporary environment safety standards, has given birth to serious[4] health problems, not only in Bathinda itself, but also nearby towns and villages, especially fly ash problem.

The plant is named after the first guru and founder of Sikhism, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.


It has an installed capacity of 440 MW.

Unit No. Generating Capacity Commissioned on Status
1 110 MW 1974 September Running [5]
2 110 MW 1975 September Running
3 120 MW 1978 March Running
4 120 MW 1979 January Running

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