Bandel Thermal Power Station
The Bandel Thermal Power Station is a 330-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in West Bengal, India.
The Bandel Thermal Power Station in Bandel, West Bengal. The plant is located on the western bank of Hooghly River in Bandel town, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) off the Grand Trunk Road.
The power station had 5 units with a total installed capacity of 450 MW (4x60, 1x210 MW). The power plant is operated by the West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL). The electricity generated is distributed by WBSEDCL to the residents of West Bengal (excepting Kolkata). All of the units are coal based thermal power stations. During the fiscal year 2006-07 the plant consumed a total of 1.68 million metric tons (1.85 million short tons) of coal. The coal required by the power station is supplied by Coal India Limited. 90% of the coal requirement is sourced from indigenous mines and the remaining 10% is imported. Coal is transported to the power plant by Indian Railways.
The average plant load factor of Bandel Thermal Power Station for the fiscal year 2011-12 was 47.11%. Its auxiliary power consumption for the fiscal year 2011-12 was between 11.51%, which is greater than the national average of 8.44%.
At the time of its commissioning in 1983, the plant's Unit-5 was the first of its kind in Eastern India and fifth in India.
Units 3 & 4 (60 MW each) were retired in 2018.
Sponsor: West Bengal Power Development Corporation
Location: Bandel, West Bengal
Coordinates: 22.4135476, 87.8712479 (exact)
Nameplate capacity: 330 MW (Units 1&2: 60 MW, Unit 5: 210 MW)
Start date: 1965 (Units 1&2), 1982 (Unit 5)
Coal Type: Bituminous
Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Review of Performance of Thermal Power Stations (2011-12)" October 1, 2012.
- "Bandel Thermal Power Station (BTPS)" The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited, accessed May 8, 2014.
- "Installed Capacity," India CEA, April 2018