Coal-Fired Plants in India - Odisha
Aditya Aluminium
Location: Odisha
Operator: Hindalco Industries Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 150 MW
Operation: 2014-2015
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: This 360,000 tpy aluminium smelter and CPP in Sambalpur district was a greenfield project of Aditya Birla Group. In Jun 2008, Hindalco Industries floated a tender for the CPP and in Jun 2009, BHEL secured the BTG order.

Photograph courtesy of Hindalco Industries Ltd
Posted 17 Jan 2015

Hirakud Smelter
Location: Odisha
Operator: Hindalco Industries Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 67.5 MW, 3 X 100 MW
Operation: 1994-2008
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ISGEC John Thompson, ThyssenKrupp Industries India
T/G supplier: BHEL
Quick facts: The Hirakud smelter and power complex is located in Sambalpur Dist on the banks of the world's longest earthen dam, the 25.8km Hirakud Dam spanning the Mahanadi river. The Hirakud smelter, set up by Indal in 1959, was the country’s second aluminium smelter operating on power sourced from the hydro power station of the Hirakud Dam. In 1993, Indal built India's first CFB captive power plant. Three more steam sets were added starting about 10yrs later, each supplied by three CFB boilers.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 11 Nov 2009

Ib Valley-I
Location: Odisha
Operator: Odisha Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 210 MW
Operation: 1995
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEl
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Wapcos
Quick facts: This TPP is at Banharpali near Hirakud reservoir, Jharsuguda District, and cost of Rs 11,350mn. The entire output is committed to the state transmission utility GRIDCO by long-term PPA secured through an Escrow Account and revolving Letter of Credit. The plant is owned by the Odisha State Govt and AES Corp in a 51:49 JV. The arrangement wsa reached after years of on-again and off-again agreements between Odisha and AES regarding new-build power projects at the site.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Posted 1 Nov 2014

Jharsuguda CPP
Location: Odisha
Operator: Vedanta Resources plc
Configuration: 9 X 135 MW
Operation: 2008-2011
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
Quick facts: In Dec 2005, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd received Board approval for the first phases of a greenfield 500,000 tpa aluminium smelter and associated 1,215-MW CPP in Jharsuguda district. The first units at the CPP went commercial in Jul 2008. At completion, this was the largest CPP in India.

Photograph courtesy of Vedanta Resources
Re-posted 15 Oct 2014

Jharsuguda Sterlite
Location: Odisha
Operator: Sterlite Energy Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 600 MW
Operation: 2010-2011
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Shandong Electric Power Engineering & Consulting Institute Corp, SEPCO No 3
Quick facts: On 21 Aug 2010, Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Orissa, dedicated this IPP to the People of Orissa. The total project cost is estimated to be Rs8,200cr. The Sterlite project has India's first hydrid ESP with baghouse, four 150m natural draft cooling towers and two 275m stacks. Sterlite Energy is a subsidiary of Sterlite Industries, India's largest non-ferrous metals and mining company, and in turn a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc.

Photograph courtesy of SEPCO No 3
Re-posted 5 Nov 2010

Location: Odisha
Operator: GMR Group
Configuration: 3 X 350 MW
Operation: 2013-2014
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Sepco Electric Power Construction, Lahemyer
Quick facts: In Jun 2006, GMR Infrastructure signed an MOU with the state government for a 1,000-MW coal-fired power station at Kamalanga in Dhenkanal district. In Sep 2006, a PPA was signed with GRIDCO for about 250 MW of the plant capacity. In Jun 2008, Sepco was selected as the EPC contractor and, in Jun 2009, GMR achieved financial closure for the Rs4,540cr project, which was financed on a 3:1 debt-equity ratio. The entire debt component of Rs3,405cr crore was tied up with a consortium of 12 domestic lenders led by IDFC, which also acted as debt syndicator. The lenders were Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, IDFC, Punjab & Sind Bank, State Bank of India, State Bank of Mysore, UCO Bank, and United Bank of India. The required coal linkages were completed with the Rampia coal block in Odisha. Unit-1 commissioned in Apr 2013, Unit-2 in Nov 2013, and Unit-3 in Mar 2014.

Photograph by Hare krishna Pradhan (
Posted 4 Jan 2015

Location: Odisha
Operator: Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 30 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The plant supplies a ferro-alloys plant and sells surplus power to a local distribution company. A 64-MW unit was added to the site.

Photograph courtesy of Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd
Posted 22 Jun 2007

Rourkela Phase-II
Location: Odisha
Operator: NTPC-SAIL Power Co (P) Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 60 MW
Operation: 1987-1988
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: BHEL
Quick facts: This is the second phase of a captive power plant at Rourkela Steel Works. Operations were taken over by NTPC-SAIL power in March 2001.

Photograph courtesy of NTPC-SAIL Power Co (P) Ltd
Posted 14 Feb 2010

Talcher STPS
Location: Odisha
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 500 MW
Operation: 1995-2006
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Stein, BHEL
T/G supplier: ABB, BHEL
EPC: Fouress, Tata Projects
Quick facts: This is India's second largest power plant. Fuel is mainly from Coal India Ltd's Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd. Talcher was originally established by the Government of Orissa and subsequently sold to NTPC. However, the entire power generated from TTPS is dedicated to the State.

Photograph courtesy of BHEL
Posted 25 Jun 2007


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 17-Jan-2015