Obra Thermal Power Station

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'Obra Gajrajnagar is located in Sonbhadra district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, about 13 km (8.1 mi) from Chopan Railway Station and about 125 km (78 mi) from Varanasi. The power plant is owned and operated by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam


There are thirteen functioning units, all of which are coal-fired thermal power stations. The machinery for the most of the units are from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. The last unit of 200 MW was commissioned in 1982.


Obra Thermal Power Station has a generating capacity of 1288 MW and an auxiliary bus charged from 3*33 mW hydro power plant.

Stage Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
1 50 1967 August Running [1]
1 50 1968 March Running
2 100 1974 December Running
2 100 1976 January Running
3 200 1978 March Running
3 200 1979 March Running
3 200 1980 March Running
4 200 1981 May Running
4 200 1982 July Running

Future expansion[edit]

There is plan to add two units of 660 MW each to the power plant.[2]


Coordinates: 24°26′43″N 82°58′48″E / 24.4454°N 82.9801°E / 24.4454; 82.9801