Coal-Fired Plants in India - Karnataka
Location: Karnataka
Operator: Karnataka Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 500 MW
Operation: 2008
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
Quick facts: The first 500-MW unit of BTPS cost Rs 2,120 crore and was commissioned on 3 Nov 2008 at the site near Kudatini Village, 22km from Bellary. The unit zero date was 29 Dec 2003. Estimated cost of power is Rs 2.20/kWh and annual generation is expected by be about 3,500 GWh. The unit connects to the 400kV grid at Davangere Substation. The stack is 275m tall. Fuel is from a captive block of Western Coal Fields Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of Karnataka Power Corp Ltd
Posted 8 Nov 2008

Location: Karnataka
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 800 MW
Operation: 2016-2017
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Doosan Power Systems India
T/G supplier: Toshiba JSW Turbine & Generator
EPC: EDAC Engineering, SEW Constructions, Sunil HiTech Engineers
Quick facts: In Jan 2009, NTPC and Power Co of Karnataka Ltd signed a development MOU for this TPP in Bijapur district. At the time, the Kudgi STPS was planned for a first stage of 3 X 500 MW and a second stage of 2 X 800 MW. In Feb 2010, NTPC made the first land acquisition payment to Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) for the 3,500ac site. The foundation stone was laid on 2 Jun 2012 for an up-sized project with five 800-MW SC sets, although only the first stage has progressed. Water supplies are from the Alamatti Reservoir. Construction was suspended from Mar to Jul 2014 to allay local environmental concerns. Coal burn will be about 13mn tpy, sourced mostly from NTPC's Pakri Barwadih Coal Block in Jharkhand and delivered on a new 134km rail line. In Jan 2014, JBIC signed loan agreements with NTPC worth $210mn toward the purchase of Toshiba equipment and boiler water feedpumps from Ebara. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp provided cofinancing for each facility. Unit-1 went commercial on 31 Jul 2017 about a year past schedule

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Re-posted 9 Aug 2017

Location: Karnataka
Operator: Karnataka Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 7 X 210 MW
Operation: 1985-2003
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: Shanghai, BHEL, Siemens
EPC: TCE Consulting Engineers, Mysore Construction, Gammon India
Quick facts: Raichur was developed per a 1978 MOU with TCE Consulting Engineers who were consultants for the first two stages. The 300ha site is on the Krishna River in Raichur Dist about 500km from Bangalore. Unit-1 was completed in Mar 1985 and Unit-2 a year later. Construction of Unit-3 was started in 1986 and completed in Mar 1991 while Unit-4 was started in 1989 and completed in Sep 1994 These four units cost about Rs 13,860mn. In 1996, three more units were started and these cost Rs 15,450mn. Unit-7 was completed in a then-record 25mos at the end of 2002. About 7mn tpy of coal is delivered from Singareni Collieries, Western Coalfields Ltd. and Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd and station output is about 10 TWh/yr, up to 40% of the state’s electricity requirement. Unit-4 was financed by Japan's ODA.

Photograph courtesy of Gammon India Ltd
Posted 15 Nov 2008

Location: Karnataka
Operator: JSW Energy Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: EDAC Engineering, SEW Constructions, Sunil HiTech Engineers
Quick facts: In Aug 2007, JSW Energy closed on Ratnagiri Phase-I in Ratnagiri district. This Rs4,500cr project will burn about 4.1mn tpy of imported coal. Power evacuation will be via two 400kV lines to Koyna and two more to Karad. MOEF clearance was received in Nov 2007. Unit-1 went commercial on 1 Sep 2010.

Photograph courtesy of JSW Energy Ltd
Posted 3 Apr 2010

Location: Karnataka
Operator: Lanco Group
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2010-2011
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Tata Consulting Engineers, Lanco
Quick facts: In Apr 1999, Nagarjuna Power Corp received TEC for a pair of 500-MW coal-fired units at Nandikur, Udupi district, not far from Mangalore. In Oct 2003, EPC tenders were received and opened, but the project went nowhere for almost three more years. In May 2006, Lanco Group acquired a 74% stake in the project and, shortly thereafter, a BTG order was awarded to Dongfang for two 600-MW units in place of two 507-MW units originally ordered from BHEL. Financial close was in Oct 2006 with a consortium of 14 banks and financial institutions with PFC acting as the lead arranger. In Dec 2007, Lanco terminated BHEL’s EPC contract and took over the work itself, retaining TCE to assist. Unit-1 was synchronized on 3 Jun 2010 followed by Unit-2 in Mar 2011. Unit-2 was commissioned on 13 Jul. At that time, however, the association transmission system was not yet complete.

Photograph by Hameed Padubidri (
Posted 2 Apr 2011

Location: Karnataka
Operator: Raichur Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 800 MW
Operation: 2017
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, Prasad & Co, Coastal Projects Ltd, Gannon Dunkerly, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: In Apr 2010, BHEL was awarded a Rs6,300cr order from Raichur Power this supercritical PS at Yeramarus Village in Raichur district. The project company is a JV of Karnataka Power Corp and BHEL. This was BHEL’s largest-ever single order to date and the scope included design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the two 800-MW sets. Unit-1 was synchronized on 9 Feb 2016. The approved budget was Rs11,333cr but a Rs2,318cr overrun was reported in Sep 2015. Coooling water is from the Krishna River.

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Posted 14 Feb 2017


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Updated 09-Aug-2017