Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station

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Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station
Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station.jpg
LocationKadapa, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates14°42′N 78°28′E / 14.70°N 78.46°E / 14.70; 78.46Coordinates: 14°42′N 78°28′E / 14.70°N 78.46°E / 14.70; 78.46
Commission dateUnit 1: March 31, 1994
Unit 2: February 25, 1995
Unit 3: January 25, 2007
Unit 4: November 20, 2007
Unit 5: March 14 , 2018
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational5 X 210 MW and 1 × 600 MW
Nameplate capacity1650 MW

Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station is located at Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of APGENCO.[1]


The Thermal Power Station has a capacity of 1650 MW; 5 units of 210 MW each and 1 units of 600 MW.

Phase Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning Status
I 2X210 1994 Commissioned
II 2X210 2007 Commissioned
III 1X210 2010 Commissioned
IV 1X600 2018 Commissioned

Power Plant[edit]

Rayalaseema Thermal Power Plant was developed under 3 stages namely stage I,II and III. The station is performing well in the recent years by achieving high plant load factor. It stood first in country during 98-99, 2002–03, 2003–04 and second during 99-2000, 2001-02.[2] The station has received Meritorious productivity awards for six consecutive years and Incentive award for seven consecutive years.[3]. BHEL commissioned stage IV unit 1x600MW in March 2018 leading to total installed capacity of RTPP to 1650MW.[4]


  1. ^ http://www2.adb.org/Documents/PPARs/IND/22344-IND-PPAR.pdf
  2. ^ "Rayalaseema Thermal Power Plant". Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  3. ^ http://www2.adb.org/Documents/PPARs/IND/22344-IND-PPAR.pdf
  4. ^ https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/power/bhel-commissions-600-megawatt-thermal-power-plant-in-andhra-pradesh/63298985