List of Important Hydro, Thermal & Nuclear Power Plants in India [PDF] 

List of Important Hydro, Thermal & Nuclear Power Plants in India [PDF] 

 

 

Static General Knowledge is the integral part of all the Government exams like SSC Exams, IBPS Exams and other competition exams. If you are preparing for any government exam, then knowing about the Important Hydro Electric, Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants in India will help you to score well in the exam.

 

 

India is a land of beautiful dams and power plants. A power plant is basically an industrial location that is utilized for the generation and distribution of power. There are three types of power plants in India- Hydro Electric power plants, Thermal power plants, Nuclear Power plants. So, let’s know about these power plants in detail.

 

 

 

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Hydroelectric Power Plants in India:

 

 

Hydropower is one of the 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.

 

 

Factors affecting the location of Hydroelectric Power plants:

 

 

Hydro Power plants in India

Selecting the proper site will help to carry out construction of the hydro -electric power plants and it will also help to reduce risks due to natural disasters like earth quake.

 

 Good topographical location along the path of river.

 

 The flow of water where dam is constructed should be sufficient to fill the dam. There is a large amount of loss of water from dam due to evaporation. The flow of river water should be able to accommodate this loss of water without affecting the production of electricity from the hydroelectric power plant.

 

 

 

 

Here is the list of Hydro Electric Power plants in India:

 

 

 

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S.No. Name of Plant River State
1. Koyna Hydro Electric Power plant Koyna Maharashtra
2. Hirakund Hydro Electric Power plant Mahanadi Odisha
3. Idukki Hydro Electric Power plant Periyar Kerala
4. Nagarjuna Hydro Electric Power plant Krishna Andhra Pradesh
5. Tehri Hydro Electric Power plant Bhagirathi Uttarakhand
6. Bhakra Nangal Hydro Electric Power plant Sutlej Himachal Pradesh
7. Sardar Sarovar Hydro Electric Power plant Narmada Gujarat
8. Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Electric Power plant Sutlej Himachal Pradesh
9. Srisailam Hydro Electric Power plant Krishna Andhra Pradesh
10. Indirasagar Hydro Electric Power plant Narmada Madhya Pradesh
11. Sharavathi Hydro Electric Power plant Sharavathi Karnataka
12. Dehar Hydro Electric Power plant Beas Himachal Pradesh
13. Kalinadi Hydro Electric Power plant Kalinadi Karnataka
14. Teesta Hydro Electric Power plant Teesta Sikkim
15. Baira-Siul Hydro Electric Power plant Baira Himachal Pradesh
16. Salal Hydro Electric Power plant  Chenab Jammu and Kashmir
17. Machkund Hydro Electric Power plant Machkund

Andhra Pradesh, Orissa

 

18. Balimela Hydro Electric Power plant

Sileru

Odisha

19. Subarnarekha Hydro Electric Power plant

Subarnarekha

Jharkhand

20. Shivanasamudra Hydro Electric Power plant  Kaveri  Karnataka
21. Loktak Hydro Electric Power plant Leimtak Manipur
22. Rihand Hydro Electric Power plant Rihand

Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh

23. Rangit Hydro Electric Power plant Rangit Sikkim
24. Bansagar Hydro Electric Power plant Sone Madhya Pradesh
25. Uri Hydro Electric Power plant Jhelum Jammu and Kashmir

 

 

 

Thermal Power Plants in India:

 

 

Thermal power is the largest source of power in India. There are 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.

 

 

Let’s know which factors are determined before setting up a Thermal Power Plant:

 

Thermal power plants in India

 

 Thermal power plants mainly require large amount of water as coolant, so usually all power plants are situated near the rivers.

 

 

 Thermal Power in India is mainly generated through coal, gas and oil.

 

 

  The main factors which are responsible for location of thermal power stations are proximity to water supply for coolants, proximity to raw materials, major cities for efficient power transmissions and better connectivity depending upon power consumption.

 

 

 

Here we are detailing about Thermal Power Plants in India.

 

 

 

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S.No. Name of Plant State
 1. Singrauli Thermal Power plant Madhya Pradesh
 2. Ramagundam Thermal Power plant Andhra Pradesh
 3. Dadri Thermal Power plant Uttar Pradesh
 4. Talcher Thermal Power plant Odisha
 5. Korba Thermal Power plant Chhattisgarh
 6. Vindyachal Thermal Power plant Madhya Pradesh
 7. Farakka Thermal Power plant West Bengal
 8. Mudra Thermal Power plant Gujarat
 9. Sipat Thermal Power plant Chhattisgarh
 10. Rihand Thermal Power plant Uttar Pradesh
 11. Jharsuguda Thermal Power plant Odisha
 12. Tiroda Thermal Power plant Maharashtra
 13. Anpara Thermal Power plant Uttar Pradesh
 14. Barauni Thermal Power plant Bihar
 15. Bellary Thermal Power plant Karnataka
 16. Durgapur Thermal Power plant West Bengal
 17. Sikka Thermal Power plant Gujarat
 18. Satpura Thermal Power plant Madhya Pradesh
 19. Wanakbori Thermal Power plant Gujarat
 20. Obra Thermal Power plant Uttar Pradesh
 21. Udupi Thermal Power plant Karnataka
 22. Simhadri Thermal Power plant Andhra Pradesh
 23. Chhabra Thermal Power plant Rajasthan
 24. Bokaro Thermal Power plant Jharkhand
 25. Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power plant Madhya Pradesh
 26. Chandrapur Thermal Power plant Maharashtra
 27. Bhilai Thermal Power plant Chhattisgarh
 28. Mettur Thermal Power plant Tamil Nadu
 29. Patratu Thermal Power plant Jharkhand
 30. Rosa Thermal Power plant Uttar Pradesh
 31. Sant Singaji Thermal Power plant Madhya Pradesh
 32. Ukai Thermal Power plant Gujarat
 33. Khaperkheda Thermal Power plant Maharashtra
 34. Gandhinagar Thermal Power plant Gujarat
 35. Amarkantak Thermal Power plant Madhya Pradesh
 36. Amravati Thermal Power plant Maharashtra
 37. Ennore Thermal Power plant Tamil Nadu
 38. Feroz Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power plant Uttar Pradesh
 39. National Capital Thermal Power plant Uttar Pradesh
 40. Hirakund Captive Thermal Power plant Odisha
 41. Kota Thermal Power plant Kota, Rajasthan
 42. Kalisindh Thermal Power plant Jhalawar, Rajasthan

 

 

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Nuclear Power Plants in India:

 

 

Nuclear Power 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.

 

 

Factors to be taken care of while selecting the location of Nuclear Power plants:

 

 

Nuclear power plants in India

Nuclear Power Plants requires relatively small area and produce a large amount of electricity in a relatively small space.

 

 

 They contribute to national energy security and ensure stable electricity supply nationwide.

 

 

Nuclear power plants are designed to operate continuously for long period of time. They can run about 540 days before they are shut down for refueling.

 

 

 

Here is the list of Nuclear Power plants in India:

 

 

 

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S.No. Name of Plant State
 1. Narora Nuclear Power plant Uttar Pradesh
 2. Rawatbhatta Nuclear Power plant Rajasthan
 3. Kakarpar Nuclear Power plant Gujarat
 4. Kaiga Nuclear Power plant Karnataka
 5. Kundankullam Nuclear Power plant Tamil Nadu
 6. Kalpakkam Nuclear Power plant Tamil Nadu
 7. Tarapur Nuclear Power plant Maharashtra

 

 

 

Some Nuclear Power plants are under construction. Here is the list:

 

 

S.No. Name of Plant State Scheduled Date of Commercial Operation Expected Date of Commercial Operation
1. Rajasthan Unit 7 and 8 Rajasthan Unit 7: June 2016Unit 8: December 2016 Under Review
2. Kakrapar Unit 3 and 4 Gujarat Unit 3: Late 2016/ early 2017Unit 4: 2017 Under Review
3. Madras (Kalpakkam) Tamil Nadu ­__ March 2017
4. Kundankullam Tamil Nadu December 2008 Feb-2017

 

 

 

Some Planned Projects of Nuclear Power plants are:

 

 

S.No. Name of Plant State
1. Jaitapur Nuclear Power plant Maharashtra
 2. Gorakhpur Nuclear Power plant Haryana
 3. Madras Nuclear Power plant Tamil Nadu
 4. Kovvada Nuclear Power plant Andhra Pradesh
 5. Mithi Virdi (Viradi) Nuclear Power plant Andhra Pradesh
 6. Haripur Nuclear Power plant Andhra Pradesh
 7. Bhimpur Nuclear Power plant Madhya Pradesh
 8. Mahi Banswara Nuclear Power plant Rajasthan
 9. Chutka Nuclear Power plant Madhya Pradesh

 

 

 

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