Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station

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Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station
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Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station
Country India
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Status demolished in 1995
Commission date 1920
Decommission date 1992
Operator(s) Hyderabad State Electricity Department
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 22.5 MW

Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station is the historic thermal power plant that was located in Hyderabad, Telangana on the banks of Hussain Sagar. It was India's first thermal power station, opened in 1920 by the erstwhile seventh Nizam of Hyderabad.

History[edit]

Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station was built in 1920 during the time of Sevent Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan.

Plant[edit]

The power plant was built in 1920 at Mint Compound,and was operated by Hyderabad State Electricity Department of the erstwhile Hyderabad State to supply power to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad Equipment was procured from English Electric and Westinghouse Electric.The power plant comprised four units. The generation was 22.5 MW on a consumption of about 200 tons of coal per day. The plant was fully operational until 1972 when two units were shut down. In 1984, for practical reasons production mostly ended. However, until 1992 the plant was intermittently used. The structure was demolished in 1995.[1]

Location[edit]

Hussain Sagar Thermal Power Station occupied the banks of Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad - where Prasad's IMAX and NTR gardens exist today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reminiscence of a tech marvel". Times of India. 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.