Harduaganj Thermal Power Station

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Harduaganj
Thermal Power Station
Harduaganj Thermal Power Station is located in India
Harduaganj Thermal Power Station
Location of Harduaganj
Thermal Power Station in India
Country India
Location Harduaganj, Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates 28°01′03″N 78°07′48″E / 28.01750°N 78.13000°E / 28.01750; 78.13000Coordinates: 28°01′03″N 78°07′48″E / 28.01750°N 78.13000°E / 28.01750; 78.13000
Status Operational
Construction began 2006
Owner(s) Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited
Thermal power station
Primary fuel coal-fired
Power generation
Units operational 1×60 MW
1x110 MW
2X250 MW
Nameplate capacity 665 MW

Harduaganj Thermal Power Station is located at Qasimpur Power House Colony which is 1 km distance from Harduaganj Railway Station at Harduaganj in Aligarh district in the Indian state of Uttar pradesh, about 18 km from Aligarh. It is the new electric power station established in Aligarh district; the old one is Sumera Hydroelectric Power Plant located in Jawan Sikandarpur of Aligarh district.

The coal for this power plant is sourced from coal mines owned by BCCL and ECL and are transported to the power plant through rail line. The power plant is owned and operated by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam.

Operations[edit]

The plant has three stages, first two stages having 7 units capacity ranging between 30 MW to 55 MW were over three decade old and all are closed now. The machinery of currently functioning units are from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. The coal for all these units is fed from the coal mines of Bharat Coking Coal Limited and Eastern Coalfields Limited by means of the railways. This place is also known as Qasimpur Power House. It has two colonies for the employee resident, old colony and new colony and a main market known as dus dukan.

In 2008, Unit-5 of 60MW capacity, lying defunct since 1999, and renovated at a cost of 33 crore started generating power once again. [1]

Capacity[edit]

Harduaganj Thermal Power Station has an installed capacity of 665 MW.[2]

Stage Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
CTPS 60 1977 May Running [3]
CTPS 110 1978 August Renovated and Running [4]
HTPS Extn. 250 2012 February Running
HTPS Extn. 250 2013 October Running

Future expansion[edit]

The state government decided in July 2014 to add another unit of 660 MW to the power plant.[5] July 2015: The 660 MW unit will be constructed by Toshiba and will take four years to complete. [6]

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