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Top 6 Thermal Power Plants in India : 2015

An approach for existing and upcoming thermal power plants which will facilitate efficient use of fossil fuel resources and mitigate environmental impact. They identify potential efficiency and improvement measures to help power plant operators, and policy and decision makers in making informed decisions. Here is a list of top 6 thermal power projects in India.

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Mundra (Adani) Thermal Power

Mundra (Adani) Thermal Power

Mundra Thermal Power Station or Mundra Thermal Power Project is located at Mundra in Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The power plant is one of the coal-based power plants of Adani Power. It is the world's fifth-largest single location coal-based thermal power plant as well as India's largest operational power plant as per August, 2012 and also in private sector, it is world's largest single location coal-based thermal power plant.

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Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station, Madhya Pradesh

Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station, Madhya Pradesh

Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station is located in Singrauli district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The power station is one of the coal based power stations of NTPC, and is one of the largest power stations 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.

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Mundra Ultra Mega Power Plant

Mundra Ultra Mega Power Plant

Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (Mundra UMPP) is a subbituminous coal-fired power plant in Tunda village at Mundra, Kutch district, in Gujarat, India. The coal for the power plant is imported primarily from Indonesia. The source of water for the power plant is sea water from Gulf of Kutch. The power plant is owned by Tata Power. The special purpose vehicle Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) was incorporated on 10 February 2006. The capacity of the project is 4,000 MW with 5 units of 800 MW each.

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Talcher Super Thermal Power Station, Odisha

Talcher Super Thermal Power Station, Odisha

Talcher Super Thermal Power Station or NTPC Talcher Kaniha is located in Talcher sub-division of Angul district in the Indian state of Odisha. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of NTPC. The coal for the power plant is sourced from Talcher Coal Field Lingraj Block. Source of water for the power plant is from Samal Barrage Reservoir on Brahmani River.

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Sipat Thermal Power Plant, Chhattisgarh

Sipat Thermal Power Plant, Chhattisgarh

Sipat Super Thermal Power Station or Rajiv Gandhi Super Thermal Power Station is located at Sipat in Bilaspur district in state of Chhattisgarh. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of NTPC. The coal for the power plant is sourced from Dipika Mines of South Eastern Coalfields Limited.

The project has an installed capacity of 2980 MW consisting of two stages, stage one which got commissioned late was of 3 units of 660 MW each invojving super-critical boilers technology and stage two consisted of 2 units of 500 MW each.PM Manmohan Singh inaugurated the Sipat Thermal Power Plant on September 20,2013.

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NTPC Dadri, Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Dadri, Uttar Pradesh

National Capital Power Station (NCPS) Or NTPC Dadri, is the power project to meet the power demand of National Capital Region (India). It has a huge coal-fired thermal power plant and a gas-fired plant and has a small township located in Uttar Pradesh, India for its employees. It is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh about 25 km from Ghaziabad and about 9 km from Dadri. It is nearly 48 km from New Delhi towards Hapur. The township has an area of about 500 acres over all. NTPC Dadri is a branch of National Thermal Power Corporation, which is a public sector now. It is about 20km from Ghaziabad via Badalpur, Mahawar, Bamabawar, and Akilpur Jagir.