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Indian Power Plants

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Indian Power Plants: Power Plants also called Power Station, Power House, Generating Station or Generating Plant is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power. This is an important topic for General Awareness/General Knowledge section of different competitive exams.


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Most power stations contain one or more generators, a rotating machine that converts mechanical power into electrical power. The energy source harnessed to turn the generator varies widely. Most power stations in the world burn fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas to generate electricity. Others use nuclear power, but there is an increasing use of cleaner renewable sources such as solar, wind, wave and hydroelectric.

This article provides the list of  Important Atomic/Nuclear, Hydro, Thermal Power Plants- India.

Atomic Power Plants-India is the fourth largest sources of energy after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable sources of energy. As of 2016, India has 21 nuclear reactors in 7 Nuclear Power plants. Some Nuclear Power plants are under construction and some are planned projects which will be implemented in future.

State Name of the Power Plant
Andhra Pradesh Kovvada Atomic Power Plant
Gujarat Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant
Mithivirdi Atomic Power Plant
Haryana Gorakhpur Atomic Power Plant
Karnataka Kaiga Atomic Power Plant
Maharashtra Tarapur Atomic Power Plant
Madhya Pradesh Chutka Atomic Power Plant
Rajasthan Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant
Mahi Banswara Atomic Power Plant
Tamil Nadu Madras Atomic Power Plant
Kudankulam Atomic Power Plant
Uttar Pradesh Narora Atomic Power Plant

Thermal Power Plants-India, different types of Thermal power plants based on the fuel used to generate the steam such as coal, gas, and Diesel. About 65% of electricity consumed in India are generated by thermal power plants..

State Name of the Power Plant
Andhra Pradesh Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant
Dr Narla Tata Rao TPS
Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station
Pynampuram Power Station
Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station
Simhapuri Thermal Power Station
Hinduja Thermal Power Station
Meenakshi Thermal Power Station
Bihar Barh Super Thermal Power Station
Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station
Nabinagar Super Thermal Power Project
Barauni Thermal Power Station
Kanti Thermal Power Station
Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Plant
Chhattisgarh Sipat Thermal Power Plant
Korba Super Thermal Power Plant
DB Thermal Power Project
Jindal Megha Power Plant
Hasdeo Thermal Power Station
Lanco Amarkantak Thermal Power Plant
Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Thermal Power Station
KSK Mahanadi Power
Bhilai Expansion Power Plant
Bhawnendra Singh Deo Power Plant
Delhi Badarpur Thermal Power Plant
Rajghat Power Plant
Gujarat Mundra Thermal Power Station
Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project
Wanakbori Thermal Power Station
Essar Power Gujarat Ltd
Gandhinagar Thermal Power Station
Ukai Thermal Power Station
Surat Thermal Power Station
Sabarmati Thermal Power Station
Kutch Thermal Power Station
Akrimota Thermal Power Station
Sikka Thermal Power Station
Dhuvaran Thermal Power Station
Jhanor-Gandhar Thermal Power Station
Kawas Thermal Power Station
Haryana Panipat Thermal Power Station
Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Station
Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Station
Faridabad Thermal Power Station
Amarkantak Thermal Power Station
Jharkhand Chandrapura Thermal Power Station
Koderma Thermal Power Station
Patratu Thermal Power Station
Bokaro Thermal Power Station
Jojobera Thermal Power Station
Tenughat Thermal Power Station
Karnataka Raichur Thermal Power Station
Udupi Thermal Power Plant
JSW Vijayanagar Power Station
Bellary Thermal Power Station
Madhya Pradesh Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station
Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project
Sant Singaji Thermal Power Plant
Dada Dhuniwale Thermal Power Plant
Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Station
Satpura Thermal Power Station
Amarkantak Thermal Power Station
Maharashtra Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station
Tiroda Thermal Power Station
Amravati Thermal Power Plant
Bhusawal Thermal Power Station
Trombay Thermal Power Station
Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station
Parli Thermal Power Station
Nashik Thermal Power Station
Koradi Thermal Power Station
Wardha Warora Power Plant
Dahanu Thermal Power Station
Paras Thermal Power Station
CESC Chandrapur Thermal Power Station
Talcher Super Thermal Power Station
Sterlite Jharsuguda Power Station
Vedanta Jharsuguda Captive Power Plant
Angul Thermal Power Station
National Aluminium Company Captive Power Plant
Kamalanga Thermal Power Plant
Ib Thermal Power Station
Hirakud Captive Power Plant
Punjab Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant
Guru Hargobind TP
Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power Plant
Rajasthan Suratgarh Super Thermal Power Plant
Kota Super Thermal Power Plant
Raj West Lignite Power Plant
Chhabra Thermal Power Plant
Barsingsar Thermal Power Station
Giral Lignite Power Plant
VS Lignite Power Plant
Tamil Nadu Neyveli Thermal Power Station II
Vallur Thermal Power Station
Tuticorin Thermal Power Station
Neyveli Thermal Power Station I
NTPL Thermal Power Station
Mettur Thermal Power Station
North Chennai Thermal Power Station
Mutiara Thermal Power Station
IL&FS Thermal Power Station
Ennore Thermal Power Station
Tuticorin (Pvt) Thermal Power Station
Neyveli Zero Lignite Power Station
Telangana NTPC Ramagundam
Kothagudem Thermal Power Station
Kakatiya Thermal Power Station
Ramagundam B Thermal Power Station
Uttar Pradesh Rihand Thermal Power Station
Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station
NTPC Dadri
Anpara Thermal Power Station
Obra Thermal Power Station
Rosa Thermal Power Plant
Feroz Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Plant
Parichha Thermal Power Plant
Tanda Thermal Power Plant
Harduaganj Thermal Power Station
Panki Thermal Power Station
West Bengal Mejia Thermal Power Station
Farakka Super Thermal Power Station
Kolaghat Thermal Power Station
Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station
Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Station
Budge Budge Thermal Power Plant
Santaldih Thermal Power Station
Durgapur Thermal Power Station
Sagardighi Thermal Power Station
Titagarh Thermal Power Station
CESC Southern Generating Station
New Cossipore Generating Station
Bandel Thermal Power Station

Hydro Power Plants-India, oldest and widely used renewable sources of energy. India is the 7th largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world and also ranks 3rd worldwide by its total number of dams.

State Name of the Power Plant
Andhra Pradesh Nizam Sagar Dam – Manjira River
Prakasam Barrage – Krishna River
Srisailam Dam – Krishna River
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam Guntur
Gujarat Ukai Dam
Dharoi Dam – Banas River
Dantiwada Dam – Sabarmati River
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Himachal Pradesh Pandoh Dam – Beas River
Bhakra Nangal Dam – Sutlej River
Nathpa Dam – Sutlej River
Gobind Sagar, Reservoir – Sutlej River
Maharana Pratap Sagar Reservoir
Chamera I
Jammu & Kashmir Salal Project – Chenab River
Chutak Hydroelectric Project
Dumkhar Hydroelectric Dam – Indus River
Uri Hydroelectric Dam – Jhelum River
Dulhasti
Jharkhand Maithon Dam – Barakar River
Chandil Dam – Subarnarekha River
Panchet Dam – Damodar River
Karnataka Tungabhadra Dam – Tungabhadra and Krishna River
Linganamakki Dam – Sharavathi River
Alamatti Dam – Krishna River
Harangi Dam – Cauvery River
Ghataprabha Reservoir – Ghataprabha River
Kerala Banasura Sagar Dam – Chalakudy River
Malampuzha Dam – Malampuzha River
Idukki Dam – Periyar River
Mullaperiyar Dam – Pennar River
Neyyar Dam – Pennar River – Kerala
Madhya Pradesh Barna Dam – Barna River
Indirasagar Project – Narmada River
Narmada Dam Project – Narmada River
Gandhi Sagar Dam – Chambal River
Tawa Reservoir – Tawa River
Maharastra Koyna Dam – Koyna River
Bhatsa Dam – Bhatsa and Chorna Rivers
Wilson Dam – Pravara River
Girna Dam – Girna and Godavari River
Radhanagari Dam – Bhogawati River
Odisha Jalaput Dam
Balimela Reservoir – Sileru River
Indravati Dam – Indravati River
Hirakud Dam – Mahanadi River
Punjab Ranjith Sagar Dam
Rajasthan Bisalpur Dam – Banas River
Sikkim Teesta Hydro Electric Power plant
Rangit Hydro Electric Power plant
Tamil Nadu Vaigai Dam – Vaigai River
Krishnagiri Reservoir
Pechiparai Reservoir – River Kodayar
Vidur Reservoir
Perunchani Dam – PParalayar River
Periyar Reservoir – Periyar River
Stanley Reservoir – Kaveri River
Mettur Dam – Kaveri River
Bhavanisagar Reservoir – Bhavani River
Parambikulam Reservoir – Parambikulam River
Uttar Pradesh Parichha Dam – Betwa River
Rihand Project – Rihand River and Son River
Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam – Rihand River
Tehri Dam – Bhagirathi River