Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station

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Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station
Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station is located in Madhya Pradesh
Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station
Location of the Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station in Madhya Pradesh, India
Country India
Location Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates 24°5′50″N 82°40′25″E / 24.09722°N 82.67361°E / 24.09722; 82.67361Coordinates: 24°5′50″N 82°40′25″E / 24.09722°N 82.67361°E / 24.09722; 82.67361
Status Operational
Construction began 1982
Commission date 1987
Owner(s) NTPC
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Power generation
Units operational 6 X 210 MW
7 X 500 MW
Make and model LMZ
Nameplate capacity 4760 MW

The Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station is located in Singrauli district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. One of the coal-fired power stations of NTPC, it is the largest power station in India, with an installed capacity of 4760 MW. The coal for the power plant is sourced from Nigahi mines, and the water is sourced from the discharge canal of Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station.


Stage Unit Number Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning
1st 1 210 1987 October
1st 2 210 1988 July
1st 3 210 1989 February
1st 4 210 1989 December
1st 5 210 1990 March
1st 6 210 1991 February
2nd 7 500 1999 March
2nd 8 500 2000 February
3rd 9 500 2006 July
3rd 10 500 2007 March
4th 11 500 2012 June
4th 12 500 2013 April
5th 13 500 2015 August
Total Thirteen 4760

The 210 MW units were installed with Russian support. Extensive renovation and maintenance has taken place since then, including the installation of ABB-made Symphony Harmony DCS.

The 500 MW units were manufactured by BHEL. Of them, Units 7 and 8 have ABB-made Procontrol p13 DCS and Units 9 and 10 have Max DNA DCS by BHEL.

The station is located very close to NTPC Singrauli and NTPC Rihand.


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