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Bandel Thermal Power Station

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Country  India
Status  Operational
Location  Bandel, West Bengal
Primary fuel  Bituminous Coal
Bandel Thermal Power Station
Official name  Bandel Thermal Power Station
Commission date  Unit 1: September 4, 1965 Unit 2: October 18, 1965 Unit 3: February 17, 1966 Unit 4: August 3, 1966 Unit 5: March 20, 1983
Address  SH 6 - Tribeni Kuntighat Link Rd, Masterpara, Tribeni, Bandapara, West Bengal 712503
Owner  West Bengal Power Development Corporation
Similar  BTPS Township, Bidyut Unnayan Bhaban, Bandel Church, Hooghly Imambara, Bandel Junction

From ganga bandel thermal power station evening view

Bandel Thermal Power Station is a thermal power plant situated on the western bank of Hooghly River, Tribeni town in the Indian state of West Bengal, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) off the Grand Trunk Road, NH2. The power plant is operated by the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL). At the time of its commissioning in 1983, it's Unit-5 was first of its kind in Eastern India and fifth in India.


Farewell program bandel thermal power station


The power station has 5 units with a total installed capacity of 450 MW (4x60, 1x210 MW). 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%.

Future DevelopmentsEdit

Bandel Thermal Power Station Unit-5 (210 MW) is selected for the Coal Fired Generation Rehabilitation Project funded by World Bank for demonstrating Energy Efficiency Rehabilitation & Modernization (EE R&M). As a part of this project, World Bank has earmarked US$180 million of IBRD loan and US$37.9 million of GEF grants for the Component-1. WBPDCL has signed a contract with M/s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Company, Korea (DHIC) and their associate on February 29, 2012 for energy efficiency renovation & modernization of Unit-5 of Bandel Thermal Power Station.


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