Talcher Super Thermal Power Station

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Talcher Super Thermal Power Station
Deulajhari Hot Spring,Athmallik, Angul.JPG
Location of the Talcher Super Thermal Power Station
Coordinates21°5′18″N 85°4′50″E / 21.08833°N 85.08056°E / 21.08833; 85.08056Coordinates: 21°5′18″N 85°4′50″E / 21.08833°N 85.08056°E / 21.08833; 85.08056
Commission dateFebruary 1995
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational6 × 500 MW
Make and modelABB
Nameplate capacity3,000 MW

Talcher Super Thermal Power Station or NTPC Talcher Kaniha located in Angul district of the Indian state of Odisha is the first mega power plant of India to have an installed generation capacity of 3000MW. The power plant is one of the coal-based power plants of NTPC. The coal for the power plant is sourced from Lingraj Block & Kaniha coal block of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. Source of water for the power plant is from Samal Barrage Reservoir on Brahmani River.

The plant supplies power to Indian states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana as well as Bihar and West Bengal. The East South Interconnection of the Indian power grid starts from NTPC kaniha and ends at Kolar in Karnataka. This being a DC link is one of its kind in India as uptill now there are only 3 installed HVDC system present in India. The Southern grid is weakly interconnected to the National grid of India through the Talcher-Kolar HVDC system in the East.


Stage Unit number Installed capacity (MW) Date of commissioning
1st 1 500 1995 February
1st 2 500 1996 March
2nd 3 500 2003 January
2nd 4 500 2003 October
3rd 5 500 2004 May
3rd 6 500 2005 February
Total Six 3000

See also[edit]

  • Talcher Thermal Power Station, another coal-based power plant in close vicinity which was taken over by NTPC from Odisha State Electricity Board in June 1995.